friday: draw a picture of yourself…

20 Jan

…don’t start with the ‘i can’t draws’ just yet, okay? doing a line drawing like this might be right up your alley. this exercise is done in every art class i’ve ever taken – it’s an exercise for seeing and is not intended to produce something that would look life-like. for my drawing, i taped a large-ish piece of paper onto my bathroom mirror and started my marker at the top of my hair…

…this works best if you can force yourself not to look at your drawing as you’re going – keep looking at yourself in the mirror and move your eyes slowly over your face and let your pen draw what you are seeing. use a continuous line if it allows for fewer moments of cheating!

…does yours look unrecognizable? great. just as it should. these are some of my favorite and most unexpected drawings…

…i let e color mine in…

…perhaps a family of portraits is in order ~ happy weekend!


2 Responses to “friday: draw a picture of yourself…”

  1. Meg January 20, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    Love the coloring by Ella!

    • Michelle February 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

      I really love your self portrait! I haven’t done a line drawing like this since art school. Thank you for reminding me that simple things can be amazing 😉

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