My First “REAL” Selfie

I have been reading about drawing faces from various sources and decided to try a go at a more “realistic” selfie using my new set of Rembrandt Soft Pastels:


I have only used soft pastels for drawing flowers so this was a bit of a stretch for me!

It helped me to focus on the “shadows” when drawing my face and NOT see it as a face – or MY FACE, eek! Β That’s really scary as I would spend waaay too much time focusing on wrinkles and double chins…

OH, I see I’m digressing! Lol! πŸ˜‰Β  Here I am in my red glasses:


So I’m proud of myself for completing this first “REAL” selfie and to posting it here and on Instagram!!

Phew! Β πŸ™‚

Happy Monday!

16 responses to “My First “REAL” Selfie

  1. This looks great Jill. I find pastels so difficult, although I like the results other people get with them…and the colors are so inviting. I love your direct look too. (K)

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  2. That’s great, Jill! Even just glasses are so hard to draw.

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  3. You did an AWESOME job! It is no doubt beautiful YOU Jill!!! ❀

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    • Oh, thank you, Jodi! ❀ You are so sweet!! 😘 I don’t know why it is so hard to draw myself but I’m hoping I can get over the fear by doing more of these selfies… I want to try them in different art mediums. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

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  4. Well done – it’s a very good self portrait… !

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  5. Nice! It’s scary enough to confront ourselves in the mirror sometimes, let alone draw and share a self portrait. Courageous, warrior artist you are.

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  6. You know I am impressed!

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  7. Nice work, Jill, Glad to have discovered someone else who likes drawing faces. Keep it up, self portraits are really challenging, I find, but, practice always helps. Curious to hear how you get on with those Rembrants…I have been using Conte pencils for years, but am now branching out into ‘stick’ pastels. I think Rembrants are somewhere in the middle of hard and soft, is that right….I have some super soft Senneliers and I am getting a few Unison, to try, and also some Nupastels.

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    • Thank you Hilda for your comments! 😊 I have much to learn when it comes to pastels. I have the super soft Senneliers too but have not used them yet. I will check out your blog and I’m sure I can learn a lot from you! πŸŽ¨πŸ‘

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