EveryDayMatters challenge no. 56 was to sketch your self portrait, a challenge indeed!
Strange how the face we see each day, we know so well can prove so much more demanding than any other to capture through art.
I have managed to create a self portrait each year since I have been travelling this wonderful journey of art, each is very different in many ways and last year's is still unfinished.
2004-Pastel pencils on coloured paper
2005-Acrylic on canvas
2006-WIP/Underpainting-Acrylic gesso on canvas
Capturing myself in my A6 sketchbook was going to be difficult and if I am honest I have been avoiding that page in my little book of challenges. Finally I faced it head on and enhanced the challenge by allowing myself just 15 minutes with an HB pencil.
2007-HB pencil-sketchbook-15 mins-EDM#56
Is it me?...............God, I hope not!
13 hours ago