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I'm really bad at self portraits. Anyone got any tips?

@vincentsautter
What do you feel like you're struggling with in particular? Something like achieving a likeness can be difficult given our perceptions of ourselves. It never hurts to put a smidge of caricature or exaggeration in portraits to help. If anything, your vision of youself is the truest self portrait even if it doesn't look like you've cloned yourself.

@digitalduckie Yeah, I'll try a bit more of caricature. Maybe that helps! My issue is that I see less of myself in self-portraits than whenever I draw random characters in my head

@vincentsautter we have strong preconceived notions of ourselves and it can be hard to reconcile with what we actually see when we take a closer look so that's understandable. but you can balance how you see yourself vs your appearance and still come up with something others will recognize as distinctly you. don't be afraid if your results aren't 100%

@vincentsautter Maybe your self portraits are accurate and you're just not as good looking as you first believed... 😂

@lychee nah, what's in the mirror is definitely better looking than what I'm drawing

@Gargron It was only rude if @vincentsautter was offended by it (and I don't believe they were). I think it was taken in jest, as intended...

@vincentsautter @Gargron If I really meant it, I probably wouldn't have said it. 😜

@lychee @Gargron it is weird having a stranger make snide remarks about my looks online. Responded the way I did because I'm long done with people who attack me for my looks. No worries if it wasn't intended to be rude, but it certainly came across this way! 🤝