This self portrait assignment was alien to me. I had no idea where to begin and I dislike looking at myself in a mirror which magnifies my flaws before my eyes. However, as the project progressed I slowly began to relax and see not my flaws in the mirror, but rather the delicate measures of my eyes, mouth, and nose that I had never seen before. The technique of erasing color to express highlights on the face and lightness was a bit hard to grasp at first, but once I sat for many hours at a time it became easier and easier.