In the spirit of the Old Masters (who often did self-portraits for practice), I did this as an exercise to improve my Flash illustration skills. I initially did two self-portraits, one on each weekend, then last week I merged the best qualities of each.
This piece made it into the CartoonSmart.com student gallery. Click on my image above to see the Flash version on my website. The Flash version is under 15KB in size, smaller than the JPG above.