This Under-Graduate self portrait is drawn on 24”x36” Arches Cover drawing paper with a various number of thin black sharpies. There are some light charcoal marks in the background, but those mark were from a previous drawing that was erased back.
It might be hard to notice (which was my intent) but the paper has been cut down and has had paper added as the size and shape of the picture plan was continually altered as the drawing progressed.
At some point in the drawing, I realized I had drawn my hair really big/tall. I hadn’t stood back for quite awhile so I missed this hair-growing event. I think I cut out about a 1-inch slate from the middle of the hair. I then lowered the top of the hair, and re-connected the hair together. If you look close enough it should be fairly easy to see where the hair does not line up.
It’s a much more intense drawing then I remember, and the lines look like many/most of them where drawn loosely and confidently.
I like how the sharpies bleed a bit when the pen is held on one place for longer than a second, leaving a rounded end to lines and points.
I’d like to do a 6-foot x 4-foot version of this drawing, with basically the same size pens.