Me, a Self Portrait for the EDIM Sketch Challenge

Me, Self Portrait (Graphite Pencil)

Me, Self Portrait (Graphite Pencil)

I’m so sorry my blog is laying silent this week, and it’s not for lack of content as I’ve been busy sketching or painting every day for the EDIM (Every Day in May) Sketch Challenge. Admittedly some of the work has been short on inspiration or lacked the time to do a good job, but so far I have managed to complete something every day.

As I mentioned, every day we are given a subject starting with the letter ‘M’ and today it was ‘Me’ and hence we have a self portrait. I think I’ve only ever tried drawing myself twice before in my life, and this is the first attempt wearing glasses – but then I couldn’t actually manage to do it without them these days!

I think I may have got the eyes a little too big and my hair’s a terrible mess, but that’s nothing to do with my drawing skills… I just need a haircut! Anyway, overall I’m impressed with the result. It’s quite hard to spend so long focusing intently and staring at yourself, but trying to see past the familiar features to the shapes and shades instead.