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"Self Portrait" Drawing by Mark Vallen 1972 "Self Portrait" Drawing by Mark Vallen 1972
"Self Portrait" Drawing by Mark Vallen 1972 "Self Portrait" Drawing by Mark Vallen 1972

Self Portrait
Mark Vallen 1972
Pencil on paper 8 x 11

Here's what the artist said
about this sketch:

"I created this drawing as an eighteen year old art student attending community college art courses, a year prior to my entering Otis Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles. I created my self portrait by referring to a photograph that had been taken of me.

The artwork was created with a carpenter's pencil, which is flat to prevent it from rolling off a table. I choose a carpenter's pencil because it possesses a soft, flat, and very wide lead, which enabled me to achieve various textures, sharpness of lines, and tonalities."

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