Anyway, Teresa over at One Good Thing challenged us all to do monthly self-portraits on the 25th of each month. This is my contribution for the month. It may be an hour or so late but I just about managed to squeeze it in there. It’s really great to see some of the self-portraits that the rest of you have been doing too. I had actually been doing at least one self portrait a month as it was but it’s so much more fun when there’s a designated day and everyone else is doing it with you.
A while back I posited that the more familiar a face is, or the more attached you are to the subject, the harder it becomes to draw. I’m still fairly convinced of that which makes self-portraits all the more challenging. This one really still doesn’t look anything like me. I can’t say for sure where it stands on the progress scale relative to my previous attempts but it’s definitely not me yet. Not only didn’t I capture a very good likeness but I somehow also managed to distort the image. My sketch ended up all squished looking. It’s like I stretched the photo vertically without realizing it. I think that’s a new way of screwing up the proportions for me. I seem to be doing a lot of that lately though. Well, I guess I’ll just have to take another go at it next month.