Friday, March 03, 2006

EDM--Weekly Challenge #56--Self Portrait

Well, I did it. I tried. It doesn't look a thing like me. DH looked at it and said, "Well, it has the requisite features...glasses, hair cut the right length,nose, mouth, but it doesn't look a thing like you."

Yep, but at least I attempted it, thanks to the EDM group. So many people on the EDM group have encouraged each other to try, and I know if we don't attempt and practice whatever we wish to do, we won't get anywhere!

So, for better or for worse, I tried. This was my first attempt to draw a person of any sort.

11 comments:

wolfwoman said...

Sioux - I think that's an excellent first try. Keep it - next year when we do another one you will be amazed at how much you have progressed!txqlzv

Kate said...

Sioux, Great job, You did it. Yippee. The next time will be better for sure. I liked the shaving mug too. YOu are doing great. Keep drawing....

Penny said...

This is great, I love the economy of line. And you had a go at it. I love the shaving mug, get goind and it will all happen. Penny in South Australia

Robyn said...

Husbands are the worst critics. They either say "That's lovely" just to shut you up or pick things to pieces to show how much they know :-)

Well done on rising to this challenge.

Cheers,
Robyn
Sydney, Australia
Scratches & Scribbles

Linda said...

Yay! Good for you! The nice thing about drawing yourself is that your model is always there when you're ready to do another drawing! :-)
Good work!

Rachel Murphree said...

you did it, Sioux!!! congrats...now if I could only get my butt in gear and do it!! Rachel

critfish said...

(giggling)! Yep..I know that feeling of trying and not really being too sure of what you are doing with the drawing...but as you said...it's all in the "attempt"! I'm not good at drawing people at all, we all have our own artistic style, and if you keep going...your's will be found! Have fun! Here's the link to my own "Self Portrait" attempt, I think I'm better with paints! http://thorngoblinglitter.blogspot.com/2006/02/self-portrait-of-era-gone-by.html...carrie

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Hi Sioux - You braved the self-portrait. Is there anything harder? You did an especially nice job with the mouth/jaw area. I liked the shaving mug line drawing, too. Your blog is a fun read.

u l a n said...

hi there! thank you for visiting my paperjournal =)

excellent sketch! for me, i don't think self-portraits have to look like you too much; only *feel* like you at the moment you draw it. your drawing has that look of concentration -- looking intently at something, perhaps a mirror? =) great job!

ian-the-girl (as karen calls me hehe)

Karen Winters said...

Trying and practice is what it's all about, so I'd say you've succeeded just fine, however you feel it turned out. I'm glad you took part in the challenge

Rrramone said...

Welcome to Illo Friday and great blog. Looked at lots of your stuff. There is great quality to your drawing. :-)

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