This semester I'm taking ANI 112A and our first assignment was a self-portrait in charcoal! I drew the portrait in my room with the window shut and just the room light on, to keep a constant light source. We were not allowed to use photographs. Here's my portrait, start to finish (sans fixative):
|Blank drawing paper.|
|Darkening some lines and hair.|
|More corrections and more hair.|
I look kind of angry, but it's too weird (and painful, after a bit) to simply smile at myself in the mirror. This drawing took about eight hours. Hopefully at the end of this semester I'll be faster!