Skillshare class – Halftone self portrait

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I got home late Friday night and wanted to start this Skillshare project I’d enrolled in earlier. I chose an ink drawing out of my sketchbook to scan and use as a starting point.

Margaret Hanson - initial sketch

Margaret Hanson – initial sketch using my brush pen in my sketchbook

Brought it into photoshop to clean up and crop into a circle. I like circles, but chose to let one of the flowers pop out the edges for additional interest.

I normally work at a desk with a wacom tablet for digital design. However, this time I was feeling tired so was sitting on the couch working on my laptop; there were some limitations with the available trackpad and small screen size.

Looking at the finished version now, it feels a little heavy handed and given the chance I’d restrict my colour palette to give a more concise image. I had fun and learned stuff, that’s all I wanted out of the exercise. I love Skillshare 🙂 Next up is a parallel pen calligraphy project.