Saturday, December 11, 2010
Self-Portrait with Sister & Snow
Today's drawing is a 5x7 self-portrait with my sister Lauren!
Based on the photo below, I used micron technical pens (.35mm & .5mm) on claybord with scratched highlights. I tried a few different things with the background but wasn't really happy with the direction until I decided to shade it black. Once it was mostly filled in, the thought occurred to me that being a holiday photo, it made sense to throw some falling snow into the mix.
It's been awhile since I've done a realistic self-portrait... always weird staring at yourself for hours on end, wondering "What's wrong with this thing... my drawing or my face?!"