Project 005: Self-Portrait II

I wanted to try out some shading techniques to see if I could blend skin tones. So I narcissistically used myself as a subject again. I'm really thrilled with how this one turned out! I always start a project and think to myself, "There is no way this is going to work." And lo and behold, about half way through, I'm like, "Huh, that does look like me!"

It's a little bit cartoony. I always make the eyes too big. But aside from that, I'm happy with it. And I think I want to continue down the path of doing portraits.

Before I jumped into this one, I started two different abstract pieces, but I got bored immediately and tossed the projects aside. I might as well stick with the projects that excite me!