I put a lot of effort into this self portrait.  I started the assignment thinking it would be a piece of cake, but ended up realizing just how wrong I was when I ran into some difficult features, like the hair and ears, which took much more time and re-dos to draw than expected.  Another challenge  was the facial expression, which pretty much boiled down to drawing the mouth to express a certain emotion.  I had a lot of trouble perfecting this, which is the reason why the face has a blank expression.  If I could change anything in this project, I would draw in portrait mode, as I ended up being limited by the landscape page and the head was drawn wider than in reality.