Today in a Self Portraiture FB group an image appeared that inspired me to get the bridle out, my tub of left over fake blood (as you do) and get my freak on again!
Taking a lesson from Brooke Shaden, where she theorises that if you act out the emotion rather than “posing” it, the outcome is much more real and effective, I got the above image. Normally I would not show my actual whole face, but the wrinkles around my tightly scrunched up eyes are too good not to show.
Both images have had some grunge layers added for texture and atmosphere.
I know these posts are not to everyone’s taste but I hope you can appreciate the effort that goes into them and the artistic goal that is being aimed for.
All feedback welcome – how do these images make you feel?