Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Self Portrait Twenty-One of One Hundred

Whoops! I missed a day. Okay kids... So right before I started this thing, I signed up for the Last Man Standing (check out the link on the sidebar) competition on Conceptart.org. Thinking I would have enough time for both things (and not wanting to put off this project any longer) I went ahead and started the Self Portrait thing.

As it turns out, I don't have time for both. The LMS deadline is December 30. That's nineteen (actually, eighteen) days away. SO, I'm takeing the next eighteen days off to finish (and win ha-ha!) this round of the Last Man Standing. Wish me luck!

I'm leaving off with this little photoshop experiment. It's not much to look at, but I learned some stuff from it (I think). Sorry it's such a lame placeholder.

I'll try to stop in sooner, but if not I'll see y'all in a couple weeks!
Your friend

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Self Portrait Twenty of One Hundred

A lion, as promised. I'm pretty happy with how this guy came out... It was a struggle to get the head to fit on the body in a way that made sense. Yeah, it's pretty silly. Maybe I'll do something else next, even though these ARE fun. Ha-ha!

Talk to you again tomorrow!
Your friend

Friday, December 7, 2007

Self Portrait Nineteen of One-Hundred

Ha-ha! Okay, another cartoon update. This was inspired by an illustration friday topic from a couple of weeks ago. The topic was zoo, and I was going to do a few of these cartoon animal self portraits as elements for a larger picture for it... obviously things got away from me, and I ended up putting them off until now. So anyway, here's the monkey cage. I don't really have a beard right now, but I cheated to keep them more monkey like.

Tomorrow I'll do a lion.

Take care and be good, kids! I'll talk at you again tomorrow.
Your friend

Thursday, December 6, 2007

SelfPortrait Eighteen of One-Hundred

It's late, and I'm going to bed. No talking tonite.

Good night kids! Be good, and don't stay up too late.
Your friend

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Self Portrait Seventeen of One-Hundred

Ryan says this one is creepy... I guess I can see that. There are some issues with this drawing, partly I think they stem from the angle of the pose. It was hard to keep still, and see what I was doing. I think I got kind of distracted too, which never helps. I'm upset with how skewed both the glasses and hat are... they're just not right. I think I know what's wrong with them, but I'm NOT going to fix them.

I'm feeling like being annoyed by this drawing is maybe a good lesson for me.

Take care and be good!
Your friend

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Self Portrait Sixteen of One-Hundred

Remember how I said I was worried about using my mustache and beard as props when doing my Portraits? Well, I decided to shave it off so I could see my face again. It's wierd... It's been at least two years since I last took everything off. I don't look as bad as I thought I would, and Amy thinks it's super-cute. Probably won't last long though... I'd like to have it back by christmas. If it starts to get too close without a significant regrowth, I'll shave it again though. Can't look shabby for christmas, can I?

I think I got a pretty good likeness today. I think this exercise is really helping me out. I just hope I can keep it up. Some days it's really hard not to just go to bed... Or mess around on the interweb.

See you guys (and or gals) tomorrow!
Your friend

Monday, December 3, 2007

Self Portrait Fifteen of One-Hundred

This is the fourth and final image in the abstraction set. rendering down the form to just a hand full of black and white shapes... I think it was an interesting excercise, and while I could've pushed it further, I think I got some of what I wanted out of it. Mainly seeing what shapes were the most important to holding the image together, and forming a foundation for starting to paint the images. Maybe I'll explore this again a little later. I do have 85 more drawings in this series after all.

That's it for now guys, and I'll talk to you again tomorrow!
Your friend

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Self Portrait Fourteen of One-Hundred

Ugh... Again, I'm not really happy with this drawing. I think that's mostly because of the materials used, though. Basically, my mid tone blue marker is running out of ink, so I wasn't able to get the hard edged lines I was after. :(

Anyway, this is the third in the series of abstraction images. What I was going for here was breaking down the Tonal areas of my face into solid shapes using little to no line. In need to reinvest in some grayscale markers, I think.

See y'all tomorrow!
Your friend