This is a self portrait I did of myself using charcoal. First, to make sure the face was proportionate, the head was drawn out and the position of the eyes, mouth, nose, and ears were marked to make sure they weren't out of place. Next, a mirror was put in front of me to show my face as I worked so I didn't need to use a photo. After the face was drawn out lightly using charcoal, value was added to help make the picture three dimensional, and the lines were darkened or lightened. After that, a large piece of charcoal was used to fill out the space surrounding the figure.