Self Portrait

Hand crafted using charcoal.

Self portrait in charcoal

This is a 24″ x 36″ self portrait hand-drawn using charcoal sticks for one of my Illustration, MFA assignments.

This self portrait was created over the span of 2-3 weeks, carefully applying layer after layer of charcoal on newsprint paper. The assignment was an intense study of the impact of shadow and light as they cast shape and form across a subject’s face, in this case … my own 🙂

A shadow is created by the absence of light.