Monday, 31 January 2011

Self Portrait

On Monday mornings, I go along to a day centre to do shiatsu exercises. If there is any spare time I join in with an art class. Last week I joined in and was give a small mirror. The subject for the class that day was 'self portrait.'
I do like using charcoal, it has a quality that somehow brings a picture to life. It is great to be able to use your finger to smudge in shadows. It is also a material that lets you work quickly. I drew this one in about fifeteen minutes. I did another self portrait last year, that time it was in pencil.


  1. Dear Ray,
    Good work! You did your best. Please celebrate your achievements, this year and the last year portraits together. And your future one one day!
    Cheers, Sadami

  2. Dear Sadami
    Thanks for all your encouragement