For the self-portrait assignment you may create a traditional frontal or profile portrait or you may be more inventive. For example you could include props or place yourself within a space. The drawing at the top is a traditional frontal portrait but with the positioning and placement within the hand-held mirror and the inclusion of the sprained hand the portrait becomes much more visually as well as conceptually. By placing the portrait all around the space, the drawing takes a more humorous and surreal approach to the portrait. Furthermore, the portrait becomes a motif that leads the "eye" throughout the composition.
This assignment should be drawn on 18 x 24 in. paper in any medium.