One of my goals for the new year was to do a self portrait so here goes. I'm wearing the balaclava because the light source hangs pretty close to my head and I didn't like the bright spot on my forehead. A hat would have cast a shadow. The cast just happened to be hanging on the wall behind me and I thought "what the hey" why not put it in. Right now it's at the block=in stage. I plan to work up the drawing to a highly refined finish , and then do a painting.