Self Portrait: Stubble Sketch

JPatz_20150213_3J8A7818-Edit-bwstubble_WebI saw a new technique for turning a photo into a sketch and when I looked in the mirror this morning I thought it would be an ideal style to emphasize my unshaven chin.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the filters to work properly with this image no matter how I adjusted the contrast.  The charcoal filter kept reversing out (but not perfectly, I couldn’t just invert the results).  So what I ended up doing was drawing over the top of the half-baked image.  Not a portfolio piece but I like how it turned out overall.

I especially liked that it gets across the scratchy feeling I wanted.