The self-portrait ~ for me, it’s probably one of the scariest art class assignments. It’s been almost 10 years since I’ve picked up a pencil/pen/paintbrush, etc. and boy, do I feel rusty. So I’ve challenged myself to create a self-portrait every day for…as long as I want. I don’t want to limit myself or feel like I have to do it for a certain period of time.
The point of this little exercise is to see if there is an evolution in the portraits. And I wonder: Will my “bad” days show up in my drawings? Will this unleash more creativity like I hope? Will I be able to stick to something like this with my already busy life? What will I learn about myself? If I do decide to do this for a year, will I have to draw 365 self-portraits the night before Day 365 because I’ve procrastinated and waited until the last minute like I used to do in school? Only time will tell.
Here are two self-portraits from my art school days:
Wow, this one is not too bad. I actually was a good draw-er back in the day.
Okay. This one is a bit scary. Maybe I was blue. Hardee har har.