two mirrors for self portraits

ntl

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Can someone please explain (maybe with photos) how to set up the area including workspace?
Obviously the mirrors are opposite each other, but what's the rest?
Thankks.
 

ntl

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Thanks, Sno. I used such a set-up years ago and remembered just that much. Can't remember MY placement between the mirrors, or that of my canvas or palette. Between them, of course, and I remember one mirror was at a slight angle. Then, I had a large mirror door to sit beside, with an easel holding a small mirror but not the details of the rest. My golly, that was maybe 6-7 years ago. If I took photos of my set up, I can't find them. This helps. Maybe my brain will let it all show itself to me in a dream...
 

Hermes2020

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Don't forget, if you want to paint a front-on self portrait, that you don't see yourself as others see you when you look at yourself in a mirror. So, if you want to paint a self-portrait that shows you as you look in a photo of yourself, you have to use two mirrors at 90° to each other. That setup shows your true (non-inverted) self in the centre line where the two mirrors meet.

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