the self portrait

The other day I drew a few portraits of Pete. I drew them because I was feeling lovey dovey, but also because he has an interesting face and I like, every once in awhile, trying to draw something realistic. He wouldn’t accept the drawings, saying he doesn’t know what do to with pictures of himself. I, on the other hand, have a “wall of britt” in my bedroom which features a rotating series of self portraits, currently my warrior portraits. The self portrait is a staple in my portfolio, often serving as a place for experimentation, sort of like I try it on myself before I try it on someone else. It is both very easy and very challenging to be your own model. I am always available to myself, but I am also very good at irritating myself and I cannot be fired.