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Sunday, March 05, 2006

EDM Challenge - Self Portrait

The most difficult Everyday Matters weekly challenge seems to be the one that has had the highest participation! I guess we don't have any excuse for not doing a self portrait -- we can't say we don't have our subject with us and handy ... so here goes!
Posted by Picasa This was my first attempt -- something about it looked right, but something else looked off. For one thing, it might be me some years ago (I reserve the right to leave out any wrinkles and sags!), but there was something else ... After a brief family consultation, I realized that I had drawn my little sister. We DO look alike ...
I did several more highly unsuccessful attempts; then, this morning I decided to try one last time. This is really more like it:
Posted by Picasa This challenge really WAS a challenge!

22 comments:

Terri said...

They are both lovely! Gorgeous and full of character. Beautifully drawn too. :o)

Sioux said...

I love them both. You did beautiful work. Good for you!

janey said...

They're both very good. I like that thinking pose in the 2nd one.

Nancy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Really, incredibly well drawn.

Lindsay said...

Wow! Linda you are a looker!Love the portrait. and I also love your comment about editing stuff from your own face. hahahah. ITs really the Reainasance ideal of beauty!

Laura said...

Damn, you're good looking! And I hate you. No, I don't really. But THAT good looking and THAT talented?? What happened to MY end of the gene pool??

Bonny said...

Way to go, Linda! These portraits are stunning! And which of us is to know how many wrinkles you leave out? Not all of us know you "face to face". (Pun intended...)

Linda said...

No no no -- I said they weren't accurate, and made me look too young! Really! The top one looks like my baby sister -- when SHE was younger, so ...
What am I saying? This is the internet, and I can "look like" Marilyn Monroe or Angelina Jolie if I want to, so thank you all.
:-D

Julie Oakley said...

I always imagined you with short darkhair. They're obviously both very good because you can see it's the same person.

Shelly McC said...

Really beautiful work.

Karen said...

Can I claim the top one as mine? And what do you mean when SHE was younger? Are you saying she doesn't still look that way? As always you did a wonderful job.
BS Karen

"Maggie" said...

Wow, Linda! Both of your sketches look beautiful to me and so well drawn. I love both the profile and frontal views- one you've done with great success and on such a tough challenge!

Diahn said...

Okay - I've seen Linda, I've hung out with Linda, I've sketched with Linda...and I just have to say...

GORGEOUS!! (the drawing, and the subject :D) I definitely see you in both of these - great work...I'm going to work on mine tomorrow. No - really - I am...

Lin said...

LINDA!! THIS IS GORGEOUS (AND SO ARE YOU!!0 FANTASTIC JOB!!!! TRULY TRULY TRULY!

u l a n said...

wow, not one, but two self-portraits! i like them both! love the shadings, especially ;)

thanks for dropping by my paperjournal, btw!

=) ian.

Teri C said...

I love the second pose-it just seems to reveal so much more. Wonderful job on these!

deboraht said...

It's funny how that works with faces. I once tried to draw my husband and I ended up drawing his nephew. Both drawings are lovely.

lorna said...

I love the pose especially- so much character. :o)

Marilyn said...

Linda, what great portraits. Your shading is great. Bravo.
Marilyn

quotidian said...

love the drawings! heck, if i did my own self-portrait, i'd just be drawing spider-man! :)

Cin said...

this IS a fun challenge, the hardest part is getting a good expression while staring at yourself, my two attempts so far I have a choice of mean or crazy, so really like your beautiful expression and look in the second one especially, thoughtful, aware, a bit of curious, very nice!

Felicity said...

Lovely drawings - its incredibly difficult to do a self portrait with expression! Great to 'see' you!