Thirteen Random Self Portraits

Here are an additional five self portraits that I found accessible enough to photograph and bring this series of randomness, which includes the previous two posts, to somewhat of a conclusion, with thirteen for now. Some more may show up later. These five are a sample of different media as there are a couple made with oil on paper, and one acrylic on paper, the other two are drawings, one colored pencil on watercolor paper and the other a more traditional charcoal on paper. A couple are untitled for now – the titles will probably show up soon.



The following two Long Self Portraits are an example of the playing around with what I have at the moment. For these two I cut an 18 by 23 and a quarter paper in half and used both halves of the paper for the portraits. In this particular instance I worked on both at the same time.


©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Long Self Portrait I 23.25″ x 9″ oil / paper 2014


©AlexanderRosado-Muñoz Long Self Portrait II 23.25″ x 9″ oil / paper 2014


 Here’s an example of a few elements fused together, the realism in the facial features, in the expression, and somewhat on the skin tones, the chaotic lines surrounding everything, and the colored graffiti or thicket of vines.

©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Graffiti Self Portrait acrylic / gesso sealed paper 12″ x 9″ 2010



©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Untitled color pencil & charcoal / watercolor paper 20.5″ x 17.25″ 2004


©Alexander Rosado-Muñoz Untitled 21.5″ x 16.25″ charcoal / paper 2002



10 thoughts on “Thirteen Random Self Portraits

  1. Even though they’re very different, i do see glimses of the same person. How do you end up with a “long” self portrait? Do you sit in front of a mirror even though you do not intend the painting to be realistic? And how do you have some “rules” or principles in mind for chosing the form, or is it more like an intuitive thing?


    • Yes, – the mirror definitely is an excellent tool for self portraits – sharpens your observation skills & provides facial or corporeal references needed for the drawing. The “rules” are: does it work or not – sort of intuitive as you state. To expand a bit: composition (which will depend on the proportions and shape of your support) plays a key role on how you “should” play with the form or forms.

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  2. Hello there, I have two blogs, one of which is a collaborative project on self portraits:
    I would like to include some of your work, I would of course credit you and link back to your blog?
    Would you give me your permission, please?


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