Wednesday, August 22, 2012

High School Self Portrait

Cleaning my studio, I was just looking through an old portfolio from high school and found some artwork I hadn't looked at in a really long time. Here's a somewhat melodramatic self-portrait I drew during my junior year in high school, when I was 16.

I think I added the globe in the background so it would look like it was "about something", but I was really just covering one eye because it was much easier to draw myself in a mirror with one eye closed. Looking at it now, I really like it. Just wish I hadn't put the earth in the background! Oh well...

self portrait, 1992, pencil, 18" x 24"