This is my fiftieth self-portrait (including the one I did for the blog header) and to be honest, I didn’t think I’d get here. Some days it’s just really hard to motivate myself, but I want to keep to my commitment if I can. I don’t know why, but I do know there’s a reason why I felt driven to start this project, and one day I will know what it is.
Even though I don’t enjoy it, I am still practicing drawing myself from life – or at least through the mirror. That explains why, even though I feel positive about lots of things today, I still look stern. It’s just not possible for me to sit grinning at myself, so I guess I’m stuck with this look. But I think the drawing shows a more positive state of mind than some I have done and, as time goes on, I’m finding it easier to get a likeness. Finally getting to know my own face I guess!