Charcoal Self Portrait

The assignment (as given by the fantastic Clifford Wun) was to draw a large scale self-portrait using charcoal, a mirror, and a strategically positioned lamp attached to the top of my mirror to cast dramatic shadows down upon my face. This drawing holds layers upon layers of charcoal. It is the second of two renditions I completed - the first being an absolute disaster that got (verbally) ripped apart in critique. The underlying task of this project was to see and draw the shapes that create our complexions. It pushed me to see what was actually in front of me and not so much what I thought I saw.

30'' x 40'' Charcoal Self Portrait - Drawing I Final Project
 
(spent 40+ hours on this throughout the semester, easily the most rewarding project I completed due to the amount I learned and time invested)
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