March 2016

Anguish

Digital Painting 

I have been doing a self portrait each year for the past three years now and it was time to bring my portrait to the digital realm. Instead of presenting a classic smile, i wanted to capture more of how I was feeling at this stage of my life. With my college graduation soon, the unknown of the future on my shoulders, and trying to keep up with my over-committed lifestyle as a full-time student and part time worker, I find myself feeling somewhat anguished as I try to find my calling in life. This piece reflects a bit of me and my current struggles in life.


Photo Reference by: Wendy Walldrop

Beginning sketch and block in of color

Rendering on background, left ear, and eye

Further rendering and hair detail