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Challenge: Draw a self portrait. Taken from the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 41


Drawing paper or canvas (A4 or AS)
Pencil & sharpener
Colouring pencils / crayons! chalk / charcoal
Mirror or a picture of yourself


Draw a self portrait using a mirror or from a recent picture of yourself. A self-portrait should be an exploration of your face and personality, so put some thought into it and you might like to write down what characteristics you want to focus on.

An important aspect to consider when making a self-portrait is what will it be made of? Your choice of material will make a big difference to the style and feeling of yourself-portrait. You will find a local craft shop or stationers will sell specialist drawing paper and different types of canvases which would be ideal. There are lots of different media that could be used including pencils, charcoal, chalk, crayons and painting.

Other things to consider before starting your self portrait:
• Will you pose?
• What are you implying by your body language?
• What mood are you in?
• Will your facial expression indicate how you’re feeling?
• Will you include the top half of your body or just face and neck?

For full details see the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Challenge 41


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