Self portrait in pencil

C’est Moi!

By DoctorPlatypus | Doctor Platypus | 4 Feb 2021

Today my friend Sandra challenged me to draw a self portrait.

Self portrait in pencil

I posted it without comment to Facebook, and my friends all said "oh! it's you!" so I guess it looks like me. Mission accomplished!

It makes me puzzled, though, trying to figure out what makes us recognizable. In my case, I think a lot of it is in my roundish nose and full cheeks? But lots of people have those and not all of them look like me at all. It's a mystery to me. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Here is the reference photo, so you can judge for yourself.


Looking at them together, I think my face is angled a little further in the photo than in my drawing, but on the whole I am very pleased with it.


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Current projects: writing a literary history book about Victorian and Edwardian fiction as successor to the medieval dream vision genre. Learning to draw. Slooooowly learning the fancier ins and outs of the roll20 VTT.

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