03 mars 2006

Challenge #56: autoportrait

21x21cm Conte pastels on Daler-Rowney colored pastel paper

Le plus difficile avec ce challenge c'est l'aspect psychologique. Jusqu'à présent j'ai dessiné et publié ici des objets de ma vie quotidienne. Même l'intérieur de mon frigo! Mais un autoportrait, c'est me dévoiler encore un peu plus. Comme en plus j'ai tendance à être modeste, il a été difficile de me convaincre que je valais la peine d'être dessiné. Mais, le but du challenge est un peu de se surpasser... et, finalement, je suis plutôt satisfait du résultat. Quand je regarde ce dessin, je me reconnais et, tout compte fait, je me rends compte que je m'aime bien ;-)

The most difficult aspect of this challenge is the psychological aspect. Until now I drew and published here objects of my everyday life. Even the interior of my refrigerator! But, in a self-portrait, I reveal a little more of myself. As I tend to be modest, it was even more difficult to convince me that I was worth the be drawn. But, a challenge is a challenge... and, finally, I am rather satisfied with the result. When I look at this drawing, I recognize myself and, at then end, I realize that I like myself ;-)

23 commentaires:

Roma a dit…

I am absolutely enchanted. May I ask if this is done in pastels or conte crayon?

Roma

martha in ny a dit…

Exellent!

cynthiamt a dit…

Tres Bien !!!!!!!!!!! Pardonez ma francais, je n'ai pas de personnes avec de practise. Ton image est magnifique, beaucoup d'espirit joyeaux...

CynthiamT

Shelly McC a dit…

Stunning!

wolfwoman a dit…

Now that's a portrait! We can get a glimpse into who you are and what makes you tick. I loved this one, Laurent!!

Kate a dit…

That is fantastic. Now I know what I need to aspire to. Your portrait is just wonderful.

Hashi a dit…

I see your gentle warmth and modesty. What a lovely, lovely man you seem to be.

Sioux a dit…

Wow, it's wonderful. Good for you!!

Penny a dit…

This is a wonderful portrait, I feel as if I know you and you are a wonderful joyous friend. If only one day I can do as well Penny in South Australia

Robyn a dit…

This is the sort of drawing that I dream of being able to do myself, Laurent. I am in awe of your skill as an artist.

Cheers,
Robyn
Sydney, Australia
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Terri a dit…

Laurent this is WONDERFUL! So much of your personality shines through. It's excellent. Well done!

Linda a dit…

Oh yes -- I like this one very very much indeed! Wow!

Rachel Murphree a dit…

Fabulous!!!

Nancy a dit…

This is so absolutely individual, and it shows such warmth. I admire your work a lot, but this is a step beyond, from pure drawing into expression of mood and feeling.

Detlef a dit…

Great job.

Karen a dit…

This is wonderful. The eyes are so full of life.

Anonyme a dit…

Mais vous avez reussi magnifiquement!

hfm
http://tcores.blogspot.com

fin a dit…

haunting and lovely

parsonsdaughterstudio a dit…

I love your self-portrait... you captured more than just your face, but a great personality. Penny, NC

Alison a dit…

You hit the spot with this one, Laurent.A lovely piece. Alison in CAnberra

Kathleen Marie a dit…

This is wonderful!

pedalpower a dit…

Beautiful portrait! I see such a friendly, upbeat spirit shining out.

Mindixy a dit…

Your self-portrait is just amazing. You are very talented.