I’ve always heard that sketching yourself was supposed to be hard. To be honest, I didn’t find this any more or less hard than sketching anything else. I was confused until I showed it to my mom and she asked me if I used a mirror to sketch from.
A mirror? To sketch? Why in the world would anyone do that? Why not just take a picture and use that?
Perhaps it’s a right of passage, and until you’ve sketched yourself from a mirror, you cannot call yourself an artist? I dunno. Luckily, I don’t actually care if I’m called an artist. I just enjoy sketching.
This one is different from the others in that I’ve done no blending. This was, in part, due to a request from my wife. Sarah wanted me to do something a little less photo-realistic 1, something a little more sketch-like, I suppose. I opted for charcoal.
Not that my prior stuff even approached ‘photo-realistic’. ↩