24″ x 18″
24″ x 18″
“I’m 14 and I’m currently a 9th grade student in Canada. This is my self-portrait which I done when I was 13. I tried to play with oil pastel instead of acrylic painting for portrait!
This idea of myself portrait comes from one of my weird dreams in my childhood. I love the streetcar, so my mom and I always take the streetcars on Sundays. One day, I had a weird idea. If I stand on the track of the streetcar and the streetcar comes from behind me, what will my expression look like? Will my hair catch fire?
I found that the oil pastel is an amazing material for self-portrait creation. I done a test as a rough copy, then started to work on a big textured paper. I added my weird dream with a reference photo of streetcar on background. My dream comes true!”
Artists & artworks mentioned in the critique
Francisco Goya‘s Saturn Devouring His Son, David Alfaro Siqueiros‘ Echo of a Scream, Marshall Arisman, Francis Bacon, Ralph Steadman, Auguste Rodin‘s Burghers of Calais, Pieter Bruegel the Elder‘s painting The Triumph of Death, Henry Fuseli‘s painting The Nightmare.