Me and My New Braces (Self-Portrait)

Me and My New Braces.jpg

I portrait artist I am not! But, in the spirit of trying something new, I decided to sketch this self-portrait using techniques from the art class I am taking. I look a bit cross-eyed and either angry or puzzled, but I assure you, in real life I am happy! Any day I can "do art" is a good day!

The only significant thing I would change if I try this again, is to use charcoal instead of ink--especially on my face--so I could smudge the lines and make it softer. Other than than, I had a lot of fun with this exercise.

The piece is 4.24" x 5" using pencil, ink, watercolor and gel medium on watercolor paper.

What new thing will you try today?

Cheers!--Janyce

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