Drawing / by Jonathas Nazareth

I have been drawing a lot of faces. I think they’re all self-portraits, or ideas of myself. Sometimes I am thinking of people’s I’ve met, but mostly they’re projections. I had the idea to create these faces in masks. I made a few prototypes by sculpting wonder foam. Sadly it didn’t hold, but I like where it took me. I think i have drawn hundreds of faces. I will post some more here.

These drawings were made on scraps of rice paper Mary Frank gave me. They range between 6” and 8”. The vertical one of the seated man below is much larger, probably 48”x36”.

Acrylic Flashe Paints and watercolor pencils.

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 Alex wearing a mask idea that came from these drawings.

Alex wearing a mask idea that came from these drawings.

 Larger piece, probably 48”x36”

Larger piece, probably 48”x36”

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 The finished Mask

The finished Mask

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