Self Portrait

It has been about ten years since I have done a self portrait, and decided it was about time. It is watercolor and ink about 8.5 x 8.5 inches. The papers texture irked me a bit when painting the skin, but I got over it. Though I wont do portraits on that paper again.
The really challenging part was that I didn’t think about lighting when I took the photo. I had light coming from the lamp infront of me which was neutral white and yellowish light from the windows- made shading a challenge that I feel I could have done a tad better with.
That is the exciting thing about art- it is always enticing you to believe it can actually be tamed and mastered.

Detail I

Detail II
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