Argh, a week of selfies.
What don’t I like about this challenge? Realism.
I found it harder to screw around with my own image, especially when I was
supposed to draw myself like you are.
Okay, I’ve bitched, now getting to it.
Suggesting contour drawings, sketches, pencil, watercolor, et all . . . DONE in two days!
What I have learned from this?
I thought I knew what I looked like, but I don’t, as I could not see
the likeness of some of them but Mitchell could.
My lips are thinner than I thought, and then there is that down-turned Irish mouth . . .
There really is another piece of blank paper and
you can always write crap all over the really bad drawings.
I cannot capture a baby. They are illusive and hard to see, their chubbiness.
That I have NO idea what how to mix my flesh color! STILL!
That you have to make bad drawings to make good drawings.
(Okay I knew that one, but it is good to reiterate.)
And I picked up my pen much more often this week than last, and yet I was busier.
You can see my commentary by running your cursor over the image.
I found it hard to read commentary on self-images in facebook feeds.
SO many people hate the way they look. Sad.
I found it interesting that Mitchell thought some looked like me when I didn’t,
and that he liked completely different images than I liked. He loved the one in sepia ink at the top. I like the one of me laughing. We both like the one at the bottom.
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Fun! Love the large one of you in profile with turquoise (?) glasses, and, of course, the photo with Mitchell.
Tanx! I may occasionally do them, as I always have a model available . . .
Oh my goddess, you are beautiful !! In all your variations and renderings. I just want to hug you. Why DON’T we ever (hardly ever) like the way we look? Your down-turned (so YOU say) Irish mouth, my crease between my eyes that gives me a perpetual frown …. This was such a treat to see photos and selfies and get a smidgen of your workshop activities. Now I have a big old grin to go with my forehead frown 🙂
I consider myself hugged. I’m not to hard on myself — but am on my drawings. I can’t tell you how sad it was to read what the women posted tho in the SBS feed. Tragic, because beautiful women are comparing themselves to photo-shopped 20-year-olds. Hugg you back!
I bet it was. Women are our own worst enemies when we believe the marketing trash and fake hype about so many things. I might wish a few features were different, but I sure never bought into that shit with either my self-evaluation or my money!
My favorite is the side view with the red red lips. Allure, fire, something more behind the blue glasses. Every time I look in the mirror I see someone different. Sometimes I don’t look too long. Once in awhile I really check it out. I know her intimately and yet there are still so many things inside that woman (myself) that I have barely taken the time to explore. I think the selfies you have done is a project I would like to try.
One a day for a week — that is what I did!
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Fantastic work again, happy PPF, Valerie
Thanks Valerie — this week I want to get to everyone’s to see what they look like!
your sketches are fantastic – so much life and fun !
Your selfie’s look great to me.
Impressive work…love these selfies so much!!! Good job getting all the different poses too!
Wow, great collection! So great how you used several different perspectives and with different styles!
Thank you all: Cindy, Giggles, Kate, Ann. Sorry I didn’t respond — bad cold!