I’d like to say something observant about COVID stealing our faces from us, that this exercise which requires me to stare into a mirror is in reaction, but I’m not that sage.
I am attempting to draw my face. Every line and unflattering shadow is on display! (Yes, one eye IS puffier than the other. Thanks for noticing.)
I cannot draw a live model during quarantine, so I’m all I’ve got. The historical setting in which I draw this portrait, this situation that forces me to confront myself, isn’t lost on me. We’re all doing this, aren’t we? Confining ourselves to small spaces and limiting interactions. Living with ourselves, essentially. Ironically, we do this so that we can live for others. Bit it is still hard.
This portrait will be a reminder of this time.