I have attempted self-portraits before, such as in this illustration from wootoons.com:
What would a self-portrait look like if made from yarn? At first, this would be the grisly scene:
It took me three clumsy hours to stitch these pieces together, but this time-lapse video mercifully reduces the process to a minute:
His name is Woomi:
My girlfriend and I brought Woomi outside to re-enact the woowork.com banner image:
This was the first time I crocheted in public, and I felt self-conscious. I'm aware of the double-takes when a guy is seen working with yarn. My girlfriend overhears "grandma" when she's making a scarf on the bus. But those stereotypes will fade as more people of all ages and genders become interested in yarn-craft.
After-all, Woomi is far from an effeminate senior citizen: he plays basketball and practices kung-fu:
To draw a self portrait, focus on the features that make you stand apart. That same approach can be used by anyone following their artistic interests.