Research point: artists’ self-portraits

Project 6 The Head Research point: Artists' self-portraits The first thing I noticed when looking at artists' self-portraits, was that they rarely seem to be flattering! Personally, I found that when drawing my own, there was a conscious effort to draw realistically, rather than toning down features that you perhaps dislike about yourself - as … Continue reading Research point: artists’ self-portraits


Research point: artists who work on the face

Research point Look at contemporary as well as historic artists who work on the face in different ways. Use your research to inspire your own experiments. [...] Look at the subtle approach of Graham Little who uses coloured pencils and fine repeated marks and lines. Now look at the more fluid blocking in of tone … Continue reading Research point: artists who work on the face

Degas: A Passion for Perfection

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is currently hosting an exhibition of works by Edward Degas, titled Degas: A Passion for Perfection. I photographed the exhibition flyer, and added it below: This exhibition marked the centenary of the artist’s death, and featured a range of his work, including drawings, sculptures, pastels and paintings. The exhibition also … Continue reading Degas: A Passion for Perfection