Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Self Portrait - 15-20 mins - HB pencil
Another unflattering self portrait but I don't mind, I enjoy that I can experiment and not upset anyone! I think a self portrait should reveal more than just a photographic reflection.
Sketched from life using a HB pencil. I then sealed it with acrylic varnish because I hate that graphite smudges (which is why I sketch with ink in my journals) It worked! It is sealed and by using a large brush I didn't move the graphite around when I coated it. The background is a mix of watercolour and acrylic varnish.
This counts as my 'Thing-A-Day' entry for day 3.