181 Self-portrait #18


This is a quick self-portrait in charcoal

I got a lot of suggestions after my last self-portrait yesterday – on of them was papict who suggested that i try charcoal. So here it is.

I don’t spend a lot of time on self-portraits – i suppose i could sit down and be precise and reflective about it, but i actually really enjoy just putting some quick, intuitive lines down on paper. It also suits me fine to have something “quick” to draw in the morning. I think it’s getting better, although there might be something to my idea of my proces being “two steps forward, one back” all af the time.

All in all, I’m really happy with this charcoal-pencil. I’ll be doing more self portraits in the style.

See my other self portraits here