Friday, February 25, 2011

Some Kind of Wig - Self-portraits

Self portraiture in Wikipedia

This is my most recently finished drawing, finished today lol
It's based on this picture, that I took of myself, wearing the wig I meant to wear for "Drifter", but didn't in the end.
I like how the picture turned out, the facial expression and most of the lighting. I tried to ignore the light from the computer flash. Also, that wig is weird, it's like really bad plastic or something, or maybe it was on purpose that it looked so weird, because it's a witch wig.

So here's a couple of pictures of the process of the drawing and the end result will be last.
I don't know wether I consider it a self-portrait or not, I'm always really close to getting into a discussion with whoever about that. I guess, by definition it's a self portrait, but I also don't feel like it's me in the drawing. I have been the model for several of my drawings or paintings, but I don't call them self-portraits lol Like this one, I definitely don't call this one a self-portrait.
It's titled "Some Kind of Wig", it's 11 x 14 inches, pencil over paper and it's not for sale.


Close up:

I really like the facial expression in the original picture and I like how it turned out in the drawing, there's a mixture of defiance and passivity in her face.

I'm working on a series of monochromatic paintings, where I only use one color in the painting and I'm working on making an individual art exhibit out of them. I presented the idea to this gallery and I'm waiting to see what they say about it, I'll keep you posted on that!

Remember that I have a page in Facebook that I update pretty often, you should like it and suggest it to all your friends! Link: Gabriela Handal Arte in Facebook

Thank you so much for reading <3


  1. que pritty!!! man, estoy tratando de dibujar, leyendo y practicando xD

  2. Gabby, you are incredible. That is such a beautiful self-portrait.

  3. Sólido, Alejandra, quiero ver tu trabajo cuando hagas algo!! =D

    Thank you so much, Jo <3

  4. Gaby toy creyendo
    tu fan keren B