Mar 7, 2011

Self Portrait - Completed! :)

So here it is....
Braving all my fears! 
Self Portrait - Completed!

This is what I am going to mail to Julia Kay's Portrait Party... Not a masterpiece, but, hey, it's a start! I am actually feeling quite proud that I made an attempt in watercolor - something I have been always scared of...!!!! (I am sure it is ok to pat oneself in the back...! :) :) )

27 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Wow! I am so impressed that this is your first try at a watercolor portrait.

Very impressive,

xoxo

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Beautifully done!

BarbaraB said...

What a great job you've done. Excellent shading!

freebird said...

You did it! You did it! And you did a great job of it too! I'd say you took a difficult angle and did a great job with it.

Trece said...

It is wonderful - and you are so pretty!! Can't wait to see the next portrait!

Melissa said...

Truly beautiful.

Boekwrm said...

wow! I love this, the shading and the eyes and the hair and ..

raena said...

Oh my goodness!! This is fabulous!

Sandra said...

You did it! The piece is terrific. You'll enjoy being in the JKPParty.

sundaram said...

shalini,
the new look of your site is just wonderful. The new tag line is just topical and innovative.

As for the portrait i don't have adequate words in my vocabulary to praise it enough. really breath-taking.

keep it up.

Alex said...

I think you did an awesome job! =) ANd yeah I forgot to mention that I really like your site's new layout ^^

Janene said...

Good job, Shalini! I especailly like the angle, the expression and the tones in the hair.

Dan Kent said...

This is excellent! You have every reason to feel proud - it is a beautiful watercolor self-portrait! For me it is hard to draw anyone I know, and especially myself! I only tried this once, a long time ago, and am not in a rush to do it again. lol.

I can also understand freezing. This happens to me on the major projects, especially ones that I am doing well on - I am afraid I will screw it up.

But you did not let it overtake you and that is great! Congratulations!

Shalini said...

Thank you all so much.. Thanks for all the encouragement.. :)

Elena (Pelusa) said...

This is amazing!! Congrats!

Shalini said...

Thank you Elena.. :)

Saint Ursula said...

I'm not sure I agree with your "not a masterpiece" comment! I really like the blend of colors. Looks great to me!

Frank said...

You did a good job, and yes it's OK to pat yourself on the back so long as you aren't contented. Lovely work.

DynamiteJ said...

a watercolor portrait is just very dificult to do !! and u did it very well, it's confident and with the head straight to the future :)

Phoenix Peacock said...

This is amazing work! I love the shadows

If you have time and interest, I'd be honored to have you check out a little project I'm trying to get off the ground! I'd be happy to extend the mailing date if necessary.
http://acommunityartproject.blogspot.com/2011/02/project.html

Naarya said...

Oh my GOD! u are my hero. i need to talk to u and find out how u get to do so much with a lil one on hand. i mean...your art is one thing i love..but being a mom, handling a pre-toddler and doing all this is fantastic.

Thejesh GN said...

Awesome.

Sue Pownall said...

This has come out really well. You should be proud!

Shalini said...

Thank you all once again.. Appreciate all the good words you have for me

Kaustav said...

Shalini.. this is excellent..

Shalini said...

Thanks Kaustav...

seesue said...

This is AMAZING! Just beautiful. Thanks for posting your process I'm wondering if you could also remember the colours you used?

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