New sketch for portfolio. I’ve been trying to focus on more portraiture as a way to depart from my frequent animal sketching. I decided to create a portrait of Hosni Mubarak, the ex-President of Egypt. As I’m sure everyone knows, his 30-year, iron fisted presidency crumbled after an 18 day riot by fed-up Egyptian citizens. What led to his fall is clearly due to his corruption. I wanted him to appear deceitful, and I always find that portraying someone with multiple faces makes their insincerity and deceitfulness apparent. Think of when someone is considered “two-faced.” Also, I wanted to make his faces appear like they were melding into each other, kind of giving an unnatural spin to his personality.
I revised the portrait of Gabrielle Giffords. My teacher recommended that I focus more on her head wound, and demonstrate how she was hurt, but is still overcoming her current situation.