For our latest assignment in my drawing class, we took unflattering pictures of ourselves and scaled them up into charcoal drawings on Bristol vellum paper using the grid method. I'm not one of those people who feel comfortable making funny faces, so I photographed myself eating udon.
(Hey, I put a lot of effort into looking cute. After years of aggressive dental work, skin treatments, hair care, and silhouette maintenance, I am not going to take a picture of myself looking hideous. Eating lunch on a Sunday in my pajamas with no make-up is the best you're going to get out of me. Capisce?)
As always, you can click on the image to see a larger version.
You can't tell from this picture alone, but the drawing is very big. It's about 18" wide by 22" tall, which makes my head twice as large as it is in real life. While it was on the easel in our study, Sweetie asked me to please cover it up between drawing sessions because he kept glancing over and getting shocked by a giant Tamara slurping huge noodles.
Still life of a panther statue, decorative bowl, and slotted spoon on a patterned box (charcoal and white pastel on gray charcoal paper).
Maneki neko from four sources of light (graphite on Strathmore paper).
And finally, a watercolor of Pearl Fey from the Ace Attorney video game series.