I created a new avatar of myself yesterday, in a bit of a different style. Here’s a larger version so that you can see the detail:

Total time was about 2 hours. I added more detail than usual, and I wanted to have some likeness, so there was some more precise tweaking. I think it turned out very nicely, though I really don’t look quite so glamorous. I made a few pencil sketches before I had something that seemed suitable. I haven’t done a self-portrait for a while.

My pencil:

I’ve also updated the template for my art blog. It’s not quite as minimalist as before. It’s a customized version of the “Scribe” template by Todd Dominey. I hope you like it.