Observational Drawing

Our project was to draw ourselves from life using only charcoal. The first thing I did was get down the basic proportion. Then I started Shading the face by putting a thin layer of black charcoal all over. I kept doing that until it was exactly how I wanted it then moved onto the rest of the drawing and used the same method. After that I went in with white charcoal for the highlighted areas. When I was complete I added the background. This was inspired by the fact that I am a small person living in a big world. To show this I surrounded myself with big objects, such as the whale, ocean, pyramid, and sky.