Shawn Oueinsteen Self Portraits
One of the characters of Mourning Dove is a portrait artist, and descriptions of Rembrandt self portraits are important to the book.
I drew the sketch on the left shortly after my father died a few years ago. I was bored and depressed. I opened a mirror app on the computer in front of me and and started doodling. Twenty minutes later, this is what was on the paper in front of me. I hadn't even noticed at the time that the paper was blue. I was shocked at how sad I looked. That was not intentional.
In early 2019, I decided I needed a self-portrait for my web page, ShawnOueinsteen.com. My son asked me what technology I used to create it. My response: a No. 2 pencil with a good eraser, a piece of paper, and an app that turned my computer into a mirror.