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:
- The right side of the shoulder is smaller than it should be.
- I need to be more careful of the mid-tone.
- 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.