Finally done with this self portrait.
It was a challenge, on a few levels. On the one hand, I’ve never used pens and hatching much, so getting to grips with that discipline was good. But then I had to study myself, and for someone with such low esteem that can be hard. it took some time to get past concentrating on my imperfections, acne, wrinkles and blemishes, and just draw what i saw in the mirror.
Drawn with a Faber-Castell 0.1 liner, on 130gsm sketch paper.