Art: Selfportraits

Can you always tell if the director of a movie is a gay man or a woman? Does food taste different if it is made with love? If you look at my self-portraits, would you be able to tell whether they were made by a transman?

These are a bunch of questions popping up in my mind while I am making sketches for a rather ambitious project I’m planning to do: drawing a multiple panel comic adventure with a famous actress as one of the main characters. I’ve never been able to draw someone and really make it look like them. I think the problem is our brain turns faces into caricatures, meaning I should exaggerate very specific individual parts in an individual’s features. But they have to be the right parts or it just looks ‘off’ – like perhaps my own self portraits. The truth of what I look like lies somewhere in between.

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