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I made two new self-portraits. Both were made with watercolors, pencil and ink. I first drew the lineart. Afterwards, I traced over it with pen. I erased the pencil lines before adding the watercolors. I made a video of both paintings. You can see them both in Tiktok and Youtube. I am going to write about each painting in specific. Julius Bissier was a German painter. He fought in the first World War. He was a self-taught artist. The bulk of his work are abstract paintings. To make this self-portrait, I found one of his few artworks that feature a...

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I made two new sets of watercolor paintings. I first drew it with pencil. I traced over it with ink. I erased the pencil lines, before adding the watercolors. The ink helps me control the watercolor paints. The first painting mimics the style of Otto Dix. He was a German painter who survived through two world wars.   Most of his work are landscape and portraits. After both wors, he got into making religious and post war suffering paintings. I chose this simple painting to do my self-portrait. I found a photo of myself in a red dress. All that...

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I made two new watercolor artworks. I first drew the pencil art. I inked them, before adding watercolor. The first painting was done Julian Schnabel style. Schnabel is an American painter and filmmaker. He is still alive and well.   So, good for him. His style is Neo-Expressionism. It was interesting to make the fragmented style of this artwork. I added a lot of black ink in order to achieve this effect. The painting that I was mimicking was called in Andy’s Shadow. In my version, I am in the shadow of Julia. Julia is the name of my grandma....

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I made two new watercolor self-portraits. They imitate the style of Vilen Barsky and Alla Horska. Both reference paintings are in black and white. My version has color. I do not like the monochrome look. It looks a bit unfinished. It is for this reason that I added color to my self-portraits.   The first painting shows Vilen Barsky’s wife. I cropped the reference material. I needed to make it a long vertical painting. Vertical paintings look better on Tiktok. Like all my artworks, I first drew the pencil, then I added ink over it. I erased the pencil lines...

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I did two new watercolor self-portraits. In order to make these paintings, I first took two selfies. I used them as reference before rendering the finished artworks. The first painting was done Marjorie Strider Style. She is an American painter and sculptor. Her paintings have a lot of 3D elements. The rose in the reference works sticks out of the painting. I wasn’t able to do any 3D Art. Still, I mimicked the rest of the painting style. I painted the rose with glitter to add detail to it. The rest was just a matter of defining the rest of...

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