This new self portrait took me about 7 hours. I painted it with the help of a mirror.
I higly recommend this method, because you really learn much if you just look at the things in nature and accurately analyze them.
Here is a little animation I made with this portrait as foundation :'D
(You have to open it in a new window to see the animation/gif!!)
And some steps:
Finally, some sketches (also several from my new moleskine sketchbook):
(this one is copied)
See ya :D