Just in time for Halloween, this self portrait was inspired by Arnold Böcklin's own self-portrait. This is my first self-portrait in oils. I was working from a photo reference of myself edited into Böcklin's own painting.
This time lapse video shows you the beginnings from sketching the image in pencil to the initial oil sketch, blocking in and then down to the finer details. A few adjustments had to be made along the way.
I'm still to find an optimal solution for positioning the camera for the time lapse. I bumped the camera a number of times, hence the point of view changes.
All in all it's been a fun project.