Here's some sample of what happened in my drawing class. We were given many practise session with a mirror hung opposite us and draw ourselves... that is until I got sick of looking at myself in the mirror or I would puke green slimes if needed another one. Then we turned our attention to dear classmates who would patiently stay still for the sake of art.
*Portrait of Sean Connaughty in charcoal. 18x24 newspaper rough.
There is much to improve with sense of proportion here, I think. Body is too big, head is too small (again). Second picture implies a lot about what's going on with Sean. I don't know if I captured his emotion in the drawing but on a side note, it was drawn just days after Sean found his best friend died on the bed, in his sleep. Cause of death was unknown.
On a silly note, sis said I can sit outside the Taiping zoo and start a business, drawing portraits. Sheesh
If all else fail, I'll try that.