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Self-Portrait - "Blues"


Blues, originally uploaded by Here Be Dragons.

The theme this week at Illustration Friday is "Blues."

After briefly considering something having to do with a saxophone, the idea for this came to me and I knew I wanted to see if I could get what I had in my head down onto paper. I had tried a self-portrait last night, but wasn't really that happy with it. I decided to try another one. I've felt this way several times this week, so it wasn't too much of a stretch.

I don't like drawing myself while looking in the mirror, so I snapped a webcam photo and drew from that. (I'm on my way now to upload that, too, so if you're curious you should be able to find it by poking around at Flickr). It's done in watercolor pencil, although I didn't use any water.

I'm pleased with the way this came out. It doesn't exactly capture the emotion I was trying to convey, but it comes close. Also, it actually looks like me, which the portrait I did last night did not. I think it's one of the best drawings I've done yet. I've got a few other things to post (I finally finished the "Drawing With Children" program), but I haven't scanned them yet, so they'll be in a separate entry.

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dilettantiquity
Sep. 29th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
I love this! I can really see your drawing skills getting better and better with all the practice too - you're making me think that I really need to get my art stuff out again! :)
here_be_dragons
Sep. 29th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm feeling more confident, too. Plus, I'm having fun, which is really the best thing about it. You should definitely get out your art supplies! Also, you might think about subscribing to Illustration Friday. I haven't done the prompt every week, but I'm finding that it is fun to be given one word and see what comes to mind. :)
kvratties
Sep. 29th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
OOH, yes. You have definitely captured some essence of Wendy there. Cool!
greekphilosophy
Sep. 30th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
Hey Blue,
here is a song for you...
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