Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vitruvian man

I just started a new commission;  a nude self portrait as Leoardo da Vinci's "Vetruvian Man." I am excited about it - I think its going to be very beautiful.  I am painting the self portrait from a reflection in the mirror;  usually, I would just use my twin brother as the model (its kind of cheating, I know, but we look the same, so I might as well draw him) but he's in Italy right now, and won't be back for a little bit.  So the mirror it is.
The big blue drawing behind the one I am working on is a portrait of my boyfriend, also named Felix, which I am also working on right now.

The Nude self Portrait as Vitruvian Man
The study for the final painting.  This is a small watercolor painting which I am going to transfer to canvas to make the painting in oil.