Because I am a masochist, I attempted a self-portrait using p5.js. I decided to make my canvas 500 x 500. I started with an oval at the center, and made a little reference drawing to remind myself where the vertices of the ellipse occur, given a width of 300 and a length of 400. This reference image was ultimately of little use, because I grew impatient and just trial-and-errored the shit out of every object. Here is the concept image and oval:
Fast-forward an hour or so, things are going swimmingly:
Then I made the critical error of thinking fill() would be chill guy. Like, “Have you met fill()? Everybody loves fill()!” Turns out, fill() is a pain in the ass:
Here is my final drawing, side-by-side with the original concept image:
It was really frustrating to spend ages trying to de-bug and getting nowhere, but overall I enjoyed the assignment. My secondary headache was arc() going clockwise, when it really should go counter-clockwise (starting in Quadrant I). That’s just common sense!