Thursday, October 23, 2008

MIM


This came about when I wanted to make a self portrait that showed the weird way glasses refract light and make it look like the wall behind someone is cutting into their face. A nice likeness, but also a reminder not to overdecorate.

2 comments:

stephen eidson said...

I actually like a lot of what is going on in this one. The eyes are really well done as is the patterning in the beard, eyebrows and hair. I think the patterns work in the forehead and ear as well. The patterning in the neck and shirt are the only things that don't feel quite resolved to me. I would love to see those areas pushed to the same level as your more heavily patterned figurative work and I think this one would soar.

Peter Herpich said...

Thanks man, I think you're right. The in-retrospect-cheesy-pseudo-Klimtian shirt swirls and neck rectangles really bombed.