Lots of artists paint and draw Self Portraits. Van Gogh did 35, Lucian Freud did more than 50 and Rembrandt came in with a whooping 80 (some say closer to a 100) which would be more than 1 a year. Cindy Sherman uses herself as her own model in her ‘tableau’ photos. As they are sold as reproduced photos they must run into thousands.
My efforts are a lot more modest with 8- so far. It is cheaper to paint oneself than hire a model but it is also a way of telling a story- one’s own story. Looking back at them after a lapse of time “Occasionally there’s a vision which makes us … gasp – gasp as one does before a revelation’, (John Berger, Portraits).