Self Portrait Drawing, 24th December 2005
Fifteenth in the series - a self portrait a day until Christmas.
Fifteenth drawing and the last one. For this one I intended to do the same thing as yesterday but to finish the drawing more.
Everything was done the same as yesterday's, I just worked on it for longer, about four hours this time. That's the longest I've spent on a drawing so far, at least the first hour was spent just on laying things out and correcting. Again, no measurement in this one, just relating shapes and adjusting as I went along.
I'm quite happy with this one, for me it's the best of the bunch. It's the strongest drawing, has the strongest feeling of light and I think is the best likeness. There's still some bits out of whack which spoils the likeness a bit, most notably the left side of the face (as you look at the drawing), and the mouth is too narrow, but overall I'm pleased I've finished the project on a high note.
A combination of carrying the Christmas shopping home and then doing a four hour drawing buggered my right shouder, repetitive stress or something, I think I pulled a muscle. It's just as well this was the last one since I couldn't lift my arm on Christmas day never mind do a drawing, it made cooking Christmas dinner interesting. Today it's a bit better so hopefully I can get back to drawing tomorrow.
26th December 2005