This is a self-portrait I draw years ago from a photograph.
I dislike the exercise of self-portraits, but I like the idea of portraits capturing the personality of someone, with more depth in meaning than a simple photograph could. In my original drawing I sketched myself turned towards left, I decided to reedit and make it turn to the right, facing the future.
I romanticized the background with a pattern of roses inspired by the Art Deco movement, my favorite portraits are from this style. I wanted to be caught in my “natural habit” of being deep in my thoughts holding my all-time favorite mug filled with warm tea. As I am writing this description this very mug is actually at my side. Cheers!

What would you like to use this line art for?

Black outlines & softer details

Black outlines & softer details

The outlines are opaque black so you can color neatly the main areas. The details are softened, you can go over those lines which have some transparency.

The type of files you download depends on how you will color the line art. If you are a colorist who enjoys "traditional" coloring, pick "print to color" to get a PDF file for printing on your favorite paper!If you are a digital colorist, the other choice offers a PNG with transparency. You can import this type of file in all coloring softwares. Why if you do both? I advise you to pick the PNG file as you can still print this file!
print to color

To print for coloring

The PDF file has been created to be printed on A4 papers. Only use your black ink and off you go! you can print line art on any paper you want to practice coloring on any coloring medium you want to!

digital coloring

For digital coloring

The PNG file have not only the background transparent but the softer lines are semi-transparent. This makes it ideal to color the line art in your favorite programs. Import the file, create a layer underneath and have fun!



A4 format
(21 x 29,7 cm | 8.3 x 11.7 inches)


(300ppi | 300dpi)

Terms of Use

Illustration for coloring,
for personal use only (cf Terms of use)

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