One of the books I bought this weekend (Pamo, hwfarber, Karl and the rest... its all your fault!) was a volume entitled 'How to draw'. Sounds good. I also got a sketch book and a number of pencils, only I didn't know about water-soluble graphite pencils yet. Darn! They sound like fun!
Sunday was nice and peaceful, and so I settled down to exercise one: 'Make a simple line drawing of a household object'. So I did that. It wasn't quite right, but you could at least see what it was. Then I had a go at exercise two: 'reduce a complex shape into simple geometric shapes' (Something like that, anyway).
When I got tired of drawing coffee cups, pepper-grinders and suchlike, I ventured onto something way out of my league. Of course, its all wrong, but it does look just a little bit like the person I tried to draw.
The eyes were skew so I extended an existing scar to give the skewness some sort of reason. I think this is very arty. Your picture doesn't work, so hack up your subject's face. Creative! Scary! Brutal! Perhaps I'm the next Van Gough (only with a penchant for mutilating others rather than myself)!
In response to 'Struggling Girl' I'm also posting this picture of myself with a BB gun and a gorgeous dog. Oooaw. Isn't he sweet? The bowl, in case you were worried, belongs to the cats!