Throwback Thursday: Self-portrait

And today’s blast from the past is:

Self portrait

Title: Self-portrait

Medium: Graphite on paper

Size: 24″ x 18″

When: Sometime during my college years; I think this was spring semester of my senior year, 2006.

Purpose: Class assignment

History: Not too much history on this one; I think it was for my advanced drawing class, but I can’t remember. This is what happens when I don’t date my work…

Thought process: At this point, I do remember that I was trying to play with emotions in my work. Like, is the person in the drawing laughing or crying? Surprised or happy? I wanted my pieces to be somewhat open ended for interpretation. I don’t think this one is very strong in conveying that intention, but that’s okay 🙂

Problems I encountered: I cannot get the eyes to be the same value of darkness! It still drives me nuts today. Also, my face is  longer in the nose area than it should be…or maybe my face is too narrow. I don’t know, something is off. This is definitely NOT my best piece, but it encourages me that I’ve gotten better over the years 🙂

Favorite part of the piece: I think I did pretty good on the hair for once! Yay!

Least favorite part of the piece: The mismatched eyes. Ugh. And the fact that the drawing, even though it was in a portfolio, is damaged on the right side.

 

Have you ever had to do a self portrait? How did it turn out?

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2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Self-portrait

  1. I did a self-portrait once–a long time ago when I was living with my parents. Nighttime, vanity-with-mirror across the room from my bed, and I looked up and saw me. So I drew, LOL. Not sure if I still have that piece or not. I threw so much out of my portfolio several years ago…

    You want to know who I see in this drawing? Paige! Maybe she does look like you after all. 🙂

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