Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 113

I'm not particularly fond of the candy that comes from these kind of dispensers. In fact, I find it a little disgusting the way it appears to emerge from a slit throat!

It's fun to get reacquainted with an "old friend," in a manner of speaking.  I recently mentioned how much I love working with Prismacolor colored pencils. I've been a fan for years, and it always feels nice to use them after a time away.

I wish I had taken two scans of this self-portrait: one with, and one without the orange background. I initially had the face and "body" finished, at which point I contemplated what my next move would be...or if the drawing was simply completed. I chose to add the additional color to surround what was already finished - and it popped! The orange was a good choice...

#113 February 10, 2011,  Colored pencil
Sounds: Avett Brothers, I and Love and You


  1. I realize self portraits are not necessarily the image the rest of us see when we look at the artist. (I am not artistically inclined, so this had to be explained to me by my daughter).
    With that said, I feel this is the best representation of your facial features that you've done thus far. Don't get me wrong, all 112 previous works are great works...but for the untrained, non-artistic eye...this one is my fav...simply because I feel this is the one where you have truly captured your eyes, as well as the rest of your facial features. In other words, to me, this looks like you! The Pez's fun...and also seems like a fitting portrayal of your personality?

  2. You dialed down deep to capture this funny but poignant piece. I like where you have come.
    I hope this is the first in a series. I can see ravens coming out your butt.