Thursday, 3 January 2013


Paid a visit to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery today and was inspired by some amazing portraits by upcoming artists. I decided as it is the beginning of a new year that it would be a great time to attempt a self portrait. Also made a pleasant change from drawing other people.

The above sketch was done on A3 and was definitely a challenge. I worked from a photograph so I would be drawing how others see me rather than drawing my mirror reflection as I have done in the past. It is a flawed drawing despite a lot of time trying to re work areas. In particular the left side of the face gave me problems. This is a great example of a piece of work that follows the "art is never finished, only abandoned" quote.

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