This was drawn from a magazine image. Pencil, then ink and inktense pencil for the color. Its small created in my Japanese moleskine journal.
I had been wanting another fountain pen that had a finer nib than the one I have so I ordered this one from jet pens. In an earlier class I learned if you turn over the nib you can get a lighter line. Its a pretty cool technique.
In the Seeing course we are doing self portraits all week.
This was done looking in a mirror. Really hard to do. I think it looks like I am 12.
So then I took this picture and drew my next portrait from it.
At least I look a little older here, but it still doesn't seem to look like me. Other people seem to see it but I don't.
Here is selfie #3, drawn by looking in a smaller mirror.
Do you feel like your self portraits look like you?