When You Are Your Subject

When you're your subject, you have even more say in how the drawing will look. One or more mirrors can set you up with any number of views, and you can sit for yourself as long as you like. There will also, hopefully, be less argument about when to take breaks and how long you're making your subject sit still.

Self-portraits show the mood of the moment, and hold up a mirror to the artist's view of him-or herself!

One of Lauren's students draws a self-portrait at 8 years old (left), and again as a teenager (right). My, how you've grown!

Self-portraits show the mood of the moment, and hold up a mirror to the artist's view of him-or herself!

Self-portraits drawn on Plexiglas produce a quick-study image.

Details of self-portraits, such as a vivid facial expression or that favorite pet, add poignancy and endearing emotion to self-portraits.

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