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Self Portrait


Self Portrait
29.5 cm x 39.5 cm, conté on cartridge paper.
Date produced: 1988 - 1992, while living at Glenelg (1988-1992).

Drawn directly from life, in a mirror. With this drawing, I was trying for both a good likeness and a good sense of form, especially around the eyes. I set up the mirror to give a view from slightly above, to enhance the mapping of the facial features around the round form of my head.

The drawing was completed in a single four-hour session at night in my old flat at Glenelg.

I am presenting this drawing as both a good representation of me, the person behind these pages, and also a good indication of my technical abilities in recording observations. Most ’draughtspeople’ know that accurately drawn portraits demand extremely high orders of analysis and discipline.

 

Larger Image:

Self Portrait

 

Detail 1:

Self Portrait - Detail 1

 

Detail 2:

Self Portrait - Detail 2

 

Detail 3:

Self Portrait - Detail 3

 

Left-Right Reversed Image:

Self Portrait - Left-Right Reversed Image

The drawing is how I see myself in a mirror, but this is the reverse (left to right, etc.) of how other people see me, so here is a reversed image of my drawing. It will hopefully feel more accurate to those who are used to seeing me.

 


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