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-- 28 February, 2007 --

Guess who??

Guess who??
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.

The object of the exercise was to create a funky twist on a portrait, using photographs as a reference.

GIVE ME A BREAK!!! I'm old! I don't even know what funky means! (Strangely, I can't get my teenage students to give me a satisfactory definition either.) Number Two son had more success at funky than I did I think. You can see his effort here.

I figured that I needed to do something that was a departure from my usual style for portraiture. Instead of very carefully molding the facial features, I have tried to execute this one using very obvious directional lines. I think that it works well with the pastels, showing the character of the medium as well as the character of the subject

It has been a while since I spent a reasonable time working on a portrait so some of the features are slightly wonky but you get the idea. Now ... can you guess the subject?


Posted by robynls at February 28, 2007 11:40 AM

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Andy Warhol?

Posted by: steve at February 28, 2007 4:20 PM

Andy Warhol has my vote, too. :)

Posted by: laserone at February 28, 2007 6:18 PM

I recognized Andy right away. Nice.

Posted by: Casey at February 28, 2007 6:20 PM

That who I think -- Andy Warhol!

Posted by: Linda at March 1, 2007 12:55 AM

Well I would be the last to guess. :-)

Posted by: bb at March 1, 2007 1:40 AM

It must be the hair. I was really sure that the drawing wasn't good enough for such immediate recognition. Thank you all for being so kind :-)

Posted by: Robyn [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 1, 2007 5:41 AM

Great drawing!

Posted by: mz. em at March 2, 2007 6:36 AM

Nah -- it's not just the hair. It's also the funky semi-stoned "I'm a genius and you aren't" expression on his face ...

Posted by: Linda at March 2, 2007 12:49 PM

Why its Andy....Hmmm what was his surname
he was a bit before my time...hahh just kidding
you are never too old to be funky!!
Great portrait!

Posted by: Anastasia at March 2, 2007 1:07 PM

Andy, no doubt! Well done.

Posted by: Renate at March 3, 2007 7:07 PM

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