Recently I've been going along to a local drawing class.
It's led by a slightly... we'll call her "kooky", woman who insists there's "no such thing as a bad drawing" and that "as long as you record what you see, it doesn't matter what it looks like"
I must say I don't agree, but it's been fun.
Along with countless works of art involving towers of marshmallows and cardboard boxes, we were asked to produce a 30-minute self portrait... without using any rules of perspective etc, so no drawing lines of where the nose is "meant" to go in relation to the eyes, just draw what you ACTUALLY see.
And this is what I ended up with...
Now I'd like to clarify that I do smile, and I've finally had a hair cut!!
But this is my concentrating-hard-on-drawing-as-much-as-possible-in-30-minutes-face-in-a-mirror-uncut-hair-and-thick-rimmed-glasses self.