I tried again with the mirror and I just think drawing from real life is not for me.
I understand why others feel it’s important, but for me, it really doesn’t work. I am so busy trying to stay still that I capture nothing of my real self.
Today I played with an 8 year-old who chooses to come and see me whenever he can. We joked around and had fun, and his dad had to come and fetch him, otherwise he’d still be here.
You’d never guess that was my day from this self portrait, done while trying to look in the mirror and draw at the same time.
Nope. Not buying that there’s anything intrinsically better about pictures drawn from life.