It’s hard to believe I’ve been taking the same Saturday morning art class for over 3 years (with a few breaks here and there). One of the recurring homework assignments is a self-portrait–mirrors only, no photos!
For this one I tried something new to me: “Inktense” colored pencils. You basically draw as you would with dry pencils, then go over the colors with a wet brush to produce a watercolor effect. I know my instructor will have some bluntly constructive criticism, but also some praise for working outside my usual black and white comfort zone.