Signature Self Portrait

For this project, I used graphite pencils both dark and light. This was probably one of the most time consuming projects I have ever done. I used a picture I liked and gridded it so that I could go square by square and have it scaled properly. I used dark graphite for the hair and layered my signature over and over to get the dark shadows. I wrote my signature very small and in a line to create the illusion of the creases in my face. Shading my face was the hardest part, I made note of the highlights and went from there. I chose this picture because I was very happy when it was taken and that was important to me. If I could change something about this project I probably would have taken a bit more tim to add darker shadows in my face.