this is a new piece i just finished. it's a little unusual for me, the bright red that's almost pink, the thick black lines.... let's just say, i had some things going on that sort of exploded on the canvas. or maybe it's the anticipation of Halloween this week?? i would appreciate your thoughts and feedback. btw, this is up in the shop.
while i don't think about this consciously during the actually painting/making of a self-portrait, i am always fascinated by the questions of how people perceive me and what i desire to project of myself to the world. most of the time, i don't feel like i am in control of what i project to the world, so i am fascinated by people who seem to be in total control of their self-image and have the ability to manipulate it however they want. lately, i've been watching some of Michelle Phan's youtube movies - have you heard of her? she is fascinating to watch! i love how her face becomes this blank canvas and she can transform herself to look like Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie...!! here's one for Halloween: Cyber Gothic Anime. :) enjoy, and have a fun and happy Halloween!