Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Self Portrait at the Hairdressers


Bit of a boring day today, trying to colate all the info for my forthcoming school visits. Sitting at the computer going through emails, sending emails, answering emails...

Fortunately I had to finish work a bit early, to go and have my hair highlights done. My hairdresser always uses these folded papers, which I think make me look like a suit of Japanese armour. Or maybe an armadillo...


I have to sit for 40 mins while the colour takes, so I sketched and then painted myself in the mirror. It's a local place rather than a posh salon, very friendly, and I love the clutter!

10 comments:

April Jarocka said...

Ah Lynne! I had to laugh when I saw this one - the expression on your face beneath all those little venetian blind papers, says it all. Hope you were pleased with your highlights!!
All the best
April

Suzanne McDermott said...

Oh, good. I'm so glad that I came to your blog after seeing this fabulous drawing on Urban Sketchers. I jumped to conclusions on reading that text, thinking you were coloring grey and putting that together with the cape and glasses and.... Look! You're young! and Vibrant! So happy to find your work. Looking forward to following...

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you both! Glad to have you on board Suzanne. There are some grey hairs creeping in...

Jessie Lilac said...

I love this sketch! I've never seen a self portrait done in the hairdressers before, what a great idea :)x

My Little Halo said...

This made me smile! Really lovely drawing :)



-Emily
http://www.my-little-halo.blogspot.com

Liza said...

Tee hee! I found your blog through Matt Robertson's blog (we worked at Bags of Books together. I'm trying to be a braver sketcher and I really take my hat off to you...I can't even bear to look in the mirror when I am at the hairdressers, let alone sketch! Your sketches are amazing.

cassia said...

such a sweet picture! you've made yourself look like a little old lady though, so I can't say it's very true to life, but I love it none-the-less- the colours are gorgeous! I hope things are going better with you- certainly less melty lighting arrangements anyway!

cxxx

Lynne Chapman said...

You're right - I DO look like an old biddy, but I don't really know why this is!

Yes, things are not bad at all and looking forward to drawing in Costa Rica (!!!!) soon...

Dada's place said...

I enjoy so much your blog! It's very inspirational! I think you're a great illustrator, and thank you for sharing your working process and your beautiful illustrations! :)

kathy hare said...

I love the armadillo look!!