This week at The Butterfly Effect they are asking for Faces/Portraits, and Amy has very kindly given us the Wiki definition, which we may choose to follow or totally disagree with/ ignore if we wish....nice one Amy!!!
I disagree that the sitter should be looking directly at the artist/camera to show their true mood. In fact, I think you get a better representation of a persons mood when they forget you are watching them(but I've always been sneeky that way mwahahaha)
I've done lots of self portraits recently, so today I thought I'd share some of my earliest work(the first 2 were literally school homework), all 4B pencil on paper....
And this is a photo I took as Shorty was leaving for uni (1st time) aged 19, with Chunky monkey aged 10 and Meg aged 9.(not adding my age to that one, you'll have to work it out yourselves :S)