In June, I completed a 100-day project. Every day for 100 days in a row, I completed a self portrait. You can see all of the self portraits by following this link.
Before the project began, I came up with 42 different ideas for self portraits. You can see that list here. And as the project went on, I came up with even more ideas, but ended up using some techniques several times to make it through 100 days.
There weren’t many negatives to this project. Some days I had a lot of time on my hands, so I could complete 2 or even 3 a day, and that gave me the option to skip a day if needed, so I never felt pressured. And sometimes I spent 10 minutes on a portrait, while others took hours, so the time spent all worked out.
a more organized drawing table and tools
able to try out drawing techniques I’d never tried before
helped start a habit of drawing and painting
came up with drawing techniques that I quite enjoy
sparked my creativity
getting to know my own face!
Here are my top ten self portraits, in no particular order.
I hope and plan to maintain this habit of drawing and painting. Not necessarily every single day, but at least 4 out of 7 days each week. Now to balance that with my ceramics! 🙂
Published by Rachel Imsland
Hi. I’m Rachel - an artist, feminist practitioner, and crone of compassion and wisdom living in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. I hold a bachelor of arts in studio painting and art education.
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