These are two self portraits done the same summer as the previous posting, before I left for a year long trip to Florence.
I'm pretty sure I created the background texture in this first one by making a rubbing from the sidewalk in front of our house in Oshawa. Obviously, I was influenced by the drawings of Edvard Munch...
The' explosion' from the top of my head is actually a rubbing from a silver serving tray found in my parents' kitchen. If you look closely you can see the image of a tulip.
Both drawings are done with conte in a sketchbook. Posted by John.