Self Portrait

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For this project, I actually originally took a pose from an anime and added my own face and features to it. I later realized that that probably wouldn’t count, but I still kept it. I then started my actual portfolio, which is not amazing, but I think it is good for my standards.

Of course, I wish to improve, but it’s just not my forte. I like anime and anime characters and features. For this project, I used some contrast in places around objects like my eyes and mouth. I tried to shade a little around certain features to make them look darker than other places. I also added some dots around my face to give the illusion of freckles. I tried to make them slightly darker, to make them stand out more, but not too overpowering. I also tried to have balance in my eyes; I tried to make them proportionate, which was very hard, and I still don’t think they are. Next time I should probably shade better and or more. I don’t know how to shade really good. I also don’t ever draw human faces or anything. I prefer anime, but I still tried to do a good job.

Materials:

11″ x 17″ Bristol Paper

Ebony Sketch Pencil

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