Self-portrait-Part 2

For my second attempt, I used a line drawing with an abstract feeling which is from my dreams.



Another attempt I have chosen a blue background A3 paper.

First, I have done my outline drawing with B6 pencil.


Then I decided to use charcoal and white conte stick to finish the other bits.


The outcome does show what I wanted with the expression. More reflection on it:

  1. The right side of the shoulder is smaller than it should be.
  2. I need to be more careful of the mid-tone.
  3. This pose is reclining to the right side that I need to improve the effectiveness of it.

For my last attempt, I have drawn the outline as the first step as well.

I have used pencil B6 to get the outline of my face shape.

Then I used the colours from a fibre tip pen set to put down the area of the face. At last, I shaded the shadows behind the sofa cushion, let it feeling dark and especially effective.


This is what I am feeling in the life and I did convey the expression from this self-portrait.


Self-portrait – Part 1

For doing my self-portrait, I am going to make a couple of sketches to describe my thoughts about myself.

Through this brainstorming, I would like to use a word to describe my situation which is: unconfident. As part of this situation, I would have a little pessimism in mine mood. I always dream of running around anywhere, from the field, farm, lake and climbing the mountain then I am tired but I couldn’t stop. So I have drawn some figures in which what I like in the running.

So I put the two elements together. But it is a bit like an illustration effect.

Anyway, I give an attempt at my face drawing. This shows what I was like in the morning, the empty thoughts in my mind.

Conte stick on A3 white paper

Then I try to finish it with more colourful tone.


Conte stick on white A3 paper

Then I spray some white dry shampoo on the highlights side. As this is an attempt

As this is an attempt I am trying to draw that I am a woman waking up and there is no hope just with the empty thoughts. The head still reclines on the headboard. Some points I will need to improve my technical that:

  • Perspective, from this view, the jaw to the chin need to be bigger than the head will recline over to the back.
  • The side of the neck, submental triangle I need to make it cylinder effect and more persuasive in the shadow area under the chin and jaw.
  • It is not quite clear the folding on my top.
  • For the outcome, I am happy with the eyes’ feeling.


Sketches for figures

Recently I did some sketches at the High Green art group.

A2 white cartridge paper with 4B and 6B pencil

The bottom of this lady’s nose has the wrong structure and I need to improve the middle tones.

A3 sketchbook with conte sticks

On the back of this lady’s figure, I didn’t draw it clearly from the hips to the legs.

A3 sketchbook with conte sticks

I do need to shade some dark areas.

A3 sketchbook with conte stick
A3 sketchbook with conte stick

I will do more of this kind of practice while a person sits in a chair with different gestures on top of the body. I am interested in this work.

A3 sketchbook with conte stick

I am not comfortable with the drawing of the hand and I need to improve the structure of the human body.

A3 sketchbook with conte stick

I drew his neck with an uncomfortable pose and with untidy hair. It is a cold day when I was doing this work but I drew his top which is looking too big with too many clothes.

A3 sketchbook with conte stick.