Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 18

After the past couple days, I knew I had to do something a little special - if only for myself. I'll admit that I've not been too pleased with my last couple self-portraits, mostly due to the fact that I simply didn't physically feel like making art. I am happy, however, that this happened early in this project as a test for myself, simply to see if I could remain motivated in the face of illness. Ironically, I had some people say that the past two self-portraits were among their favorites!

For today's portrait, I went back to the basics in many ways. As a kid, I was a huge fan of Star Wars and had all of the action figures. I thought it might be fun to draw myself in that style. And as a means of inspiration, I pulled out my favorite "art-making CD", Todd Rundgren's "Something/Anything?" The result is a drawing that I'm very pleased with, and I feel like I'm now back on track!

#18 November 7, 2010,  Pencil
Sounds: Todd Rundgren, Something / Anything
  (Disc 1)