Found this in my sketchbook yesterday, just a random doodle of a model from a magazine but caught myself staring at it. Her eyes are wonky and her face a bit too long but her expression was unsettling, a bit like looking in a mirror (even though she doesn't look like me). I remember reading somewhere that portrait artists tend to capture an essence of themselves and people have said that about my drawings, but just how much of myself do I give away?
I've never considered myself an emotive type of artist, expressing my feelings on canvas has never been my drive. I love line and pattern and texture and depth and mystery but it's on a quite a superficial level although very much guided by my instinct.
What am I trying to say? I'm not really sure but I've got to stop looking for my style and perfect my technique. Recognise what I have already and relearn how to get the features in the right place!