This drawing is much closer to my usual style and it does feel very self-portrait-y! Probably because there was no particular image in mind when free drawing from my imagination. This isn’t entirely true though, I find myself making lines that I feel I’m stealing from Modigliani and/or Picasso. Could be the love I have for elongated necks and sharp cubist contours. The funny thing is, that I do recognize this face. It is me from when I was about 14, or at least how I see myself now when I look at those old pictures. The only difference I see is the clarity of the stare. Now that my eyes are older and the lids so much heavier, it is hard to remember having such piercing eyes. And yes, I do feel I have one sticky-out ear, so maybe I really do always incorporate myself in all the faces I draw. Thus the life-long learner becomes aware of being a life-long searcher of themselves.

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