More Selfies

Koosje Koene is the master of the selfie sketch. Inspired by her sillier self portraits, I snapped a few quick pics of myself with my cell phone one night and drew one of them:

Does it look much like me? I dunno. Some folks seem to have recognized it. But it sure was fun to draw. A friend asked me to draw a smiling selfie (she said I wasn’t recognizable without a smile, which is sweet of her), so I did:

I overdid the chin a little bit but overall I really like it. But you know I couldn’t leave it at that:

The show through from the next page is pretty bad, but oh well. It’s just a sketchbook. If I cared more I’d take the time to do more post-processing. But too much of that sort of tedium causes me to make this exact face. We try to avoid that in my house.

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  1. I think the necessity of the smile is a good observation, because if was shown the 3 drawings and asked to identify the subject, the middle is the only one I would pick out as you. It is not the most flattering self-portrait you have ever done (perhaps the angle of the selfie is to blame), but the smile is right. You are much prettier than any of these drawings suggest, though. I think that is probably due to inherent self-critique more than impairment of artistic skill, though (i.e., you drew what you saw but you didn’t see what the rest of us do).

    Love ya!

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