I got it done Sunday... but just barely. I wanted to do some self portrait work, and do you have any idea how many Victoria's Secret Models it takes to make just one of me? Those girls are a dime a dozen, I guess. I really like the way the long, windblown locks of the models work for my short hair- it's believable. Almost.
I must have been insane to try something like this on a such a small scale. I'm pretty chuffed about the detail I _was_ able to get. I chose the flesh tones deliberately to create shading and contour. I took advantage of highlights, too, like the shoulder I used for the tip of my nose. I drew in the pupils and the nostrils, because I would have killed someone if I'd tried to cut them out. Did I mention I used regular old scissors and not an exacto knife? I think that's why I'm looking a little Frida Kahlo-ish in the eyebrows. Among other bizarre things. Sometimes my fingers were huge and the scissors unwieldy.
It is a little creepy.