Self Portraits

I’ve been working on self portraits this week.

Ugh! Aren’t they the worst? I hate doing self portraits.

I’m worried people will read too much into them. I never know how to get a good reference photo. I don’t want to be too complimentary or too unflattering. It’s just hard, ya, know, but I really want my thumbnail across social media to include the face behind the art. Also, since I’m a portrait artist it only makes sense for my thumbnail to be a piece of my artwork.

I liked the drawing I was using, but it felt too fussy with the hand and sunglasses. My knit pieces are my favorites so I wanted the thumbnail to reflect that. I’ve landed on the image above. Below are some other drafts. There were so many tiny changes I was obsessing over.