Sketchbook Toronto 1982 – Self portrait with Pre-Raphaelite hair

Sketchbook_Toronto_1982_003, originally uploaded by Brin d’Acier.

As a child, all my drawings were done on loose-leaf paper or rolls of butcher paper. I don’t know why I started using sketchbooks, but I do know that the first one I bought in 1981/82 had perforated pages so I could rip them out as I finished them.
I had drawn self-portraits since my childhood, but his is probably the first one I did with a mirror.
Note the luxuriant curls of hair – did I have a premonition of future baldness?


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