And today’s blast from the past is:
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?