Self-Portrait Challenge Day 14


A quick 2 minute sketch i just did on Arabic paper i think.  As you can see i don’t look very happy – i have to go for jury duty (or to be chosen early today) and I’m not a happy camper – if chosen i have to attend the trial for 15 days.  That means that I’d be blogging at night and it would most likely be brief.  I’ll know for sure tomorrow.


I struck a pose which i thought would be interesting as a silhouette portrait.  I printed the image out on an 8 x 10 piece of paper and then cut out my image with a sharp pair of scissors. I used both the positive and negative images to create a stencil.  I used inexpensive fluorescent pink spray paint.


On one piece of paper i scraped two paint colours (acrylic).  Then with pencil i wrote words which described me (positive words).


Next i placed the image over top the writing (i used pieces of masking tape to keep image in place. I then spray painted on top.  I might keep working on this one and use it as an art journal page.


On this piece of paper i scrapped a bit of paint on and then placed the piece of paper with the image cut out of it on top.  Then i sprayed the pink paint over it.  This piece obviously needs to be embellished but I’m really pleased with the silhouette look!

Well – that’s it for today!  I just might be doing some self-portrait sketches while waiting in the jury room deliberating (or whatever they call it!).


7 Comments on Self-Portrait Challenge Day 14

  1. shauna lee lange
    August 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm (9 years ago)

    violette – do you know what the paper under your portrait says????

  2. Ali
    August 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm (9 years ago)

    Love the silhouettes and love the colours!

  3. Michele
    August 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm (9 years ago)

    Love, love, love the silhouette pieces!

  4. MissKoolAid
    August 16, 2011 at 2:19 pm (9 years ago)

    What a great idea for the silhouette! It turned out great.

  5. Michelle
    August 19, 2011 at 1:30 am (9 years ago)

    Love the silhouette pages, the colours are wonderful and what a great idea! Hope you are having a great summer…look forward to seeing you soon.

  6. milkcan
    August 19, 2011 at 3:53 am (9 years ago)

    Awesome idea! I love it!

  7. Smush
    August 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm (9 years ago)

    I love that idea, the silhouette is great! I’ve been trying to collect foreign language materials to incorporate in my art also. I lucked into a Chinese magazine at my library’s discarded book sale!


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