Self-Portrait

Finch, Age 10

  • Painting
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • A3 portrait

First I drew out my face using pencil. I was very careful to position the eyes, nose and mouth in the correct places. It took me ages to get the colours right and to find the shadows that gave you the idea of the shapes like how big your nose is and how much your chin sticks out. It was really hard work. Looking at yourself for a long time is a good way of getting to know yourself a bit better. I did this in lockdown and I have been spending a lot of time on my own.