My brother Jim (CrustyPiMan) and I had a conversation about sharing self portraits that we have done over the years. This is the oldest example that I can find—although who knows, there might be older ones I haven't discovered yet. This example is 9x12 inches and from a sketchbook dated 1967. The media is soft, vine charcoal of the type we all used in life drawing class in the 60's.
We'll be posting self-portraits on an irregular basis. Check out Jim's at: http://crustypiman.blogspot.com