|2/5/17 rainbow pencils|
The dead of winter seems to be my time for self-portraits. The weather keeps me indoors, of course, and the dark, dreary days seem to invite introspection. If I have been feeling cocky for any reason, self-portraiture is an excellent way to take myself down a notch or two. Nothing is quite as humbling.
Greg said I look too serious (and therefore not myself) in the ones I did on Saturday (below), so yesterday I tried to look less serious when I made the one in blue and orange rainbow pencils. I started out smiling in the mirror, but as soon as I focused on drawing, my smile faded. I don’t mean to look so somber, but it’s difficult to be both model and sketcher simultaneously!
My urban sketcher friend Ed Harker (who showed us a delightful time when we visited him in Bath last summer) does selfies frequently, capturing himself in a variety of expressions.
|2/4/17 brush pen|
|2/4/17 graphite, colored pencil|