David Lobenberg is doing a self-portrait challenge/project over at his blog and I said I'd try it. Well, I'm not being too critical yet. I know this is going to take some time to get right and get something that looks like me and is what I want to present. So I'll just share these here (hey, you've suffered through worse with me!).
First, a little sketch in my Exacompta sketchbook of a more realistically drawn heart. Yep, another heart - you are going to be sick of them.
Then a self-portrait from a photo in the early morning without my glasses on (the photo - I had my glasses on to draw the SP - not that it helped all that much). I think the photo is a bit skewed due to the angle at which I was trying to take my own photo and I drew it that way, too, so what the heck...
I admit, I made myself prettier in this one so tried again.
Next try for a SP using the Tombow - I learned 2 things:
1) If you do not get a wet brush and blend the ink right away, it dries and you cannot blend it and
2) If you are not using paper that takes wet media, it's not going to look good anyway even if you do blend it so check your paper.
I have an idea using the heart and another photo I took a while back...I'll work on that and share later...