Today I dug through my “portfolio drawer” to look at some of my older artwork. I knew I had a self-portrait in there somewhere. These sketches were done about twenty years ago. I look so young! They are the only self-portraits I have ever attempted, and it may be time to try another one. This time I just might use some watercolor.
Self-portraits always strike me as being self-indulgent. Also, there is the temptation to “adjust” them to make yourself look as attractive as possible. But the truth is, who will ever sit as still for you as yourself? At the time I did these, I also sketched my kids. The likenesses weren’t impressive. But they were very young and very wiggly. I could probably get them to hold still for portraits now. Hmmm.