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!
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:
This challenge really WAS a challenge!
They are both lovely! Gorgeous and full of character. Beautifully drawn too. :o)
I love them both. You did beautiful work. Good for you!
They're both very good. I like that thinking pose in the 2nd one.
Wow! Wow! Wow! Really, incredibly well drawn.
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!
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??
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...)
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.
I always imagined you with short darkhair. They're obviously both very good because you can see it's the same person.
Really beautiful work.
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.
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!
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...
LINDA!! THIS IS GORGEOUS (AND SO ARE YOU!!0 FANTASTIC JOB!!!! TRULY TRULY TRULY!
wow, not one, but two self-portraits! i like them both! love the shadings, especially ;)
thanks for dropping by my paperjournal, btw!
I love the second pose-it just seems to reveal so much more. Wonderful job on these!
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.
I love the pose especially- so much character. :o)
Linda, what great portraits. Your shading is great. Bravo.
love the drawings! heck, if i did my own self-portrait, i'd just be drawing spider-man! :)
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!
Lovely drawings - its incredibly difficult to do a self portrait with expression! Great to 'see' you!
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