Wendy (here_be_dragons) wrote,

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.

Tags: artwork, illustration friday

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