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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.

Sketchbook Skool: Selfies

Danny Gregory on (drawing) selfies:

I draw self portraits because my model is

A) super handsome
b) poses for free
c) always hanging around

Self portraits have show me how I draw how I feel as much as what I see; they’re a constantly shifting reflection of the inner me. Each day I change and so does my drawing.

I’ve never given much thought to self portraits, but they make sense if you want to practice faces. Koosje Koene draws some of the most amazing selfies I’ve ever seen, so I suppose it’s not surprising that this was her assignment. We drew three kinds: contour, photo, and mirror. I really like how my mirror selfie came out, but the contour is probably the most accurate. The photo ones amuse me because I drew my badge photos: terrible drawings of terrible photographs!

Contour (top) and photo selfies

Mirror Selfie

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