Its been a good long time since I attempted a self portrait and even longer since I tried painting one. As I continue in my quest to become a better artist I am painfully aware that a lack of skill with paint is something I need to address. Recently I have been doing small paint studies and still lives to try and introduce myself to the medium with the intention of being able to paint (among other things) a half decent face. This is not that face.
However it is a start, I am very often guilty of procrastinating by practicing and never actually attempting the thing I am working towards. In an attempt to break this bad habit I painted this piece. Some things about it I like, some things not so much.