I couldn’t think of anything interesting to sketch today and I need a lot of practice drawing people so I decided to do another portrait. Unfortunately I wasn’t going on any long train journeys this time so I couldn’t stalk sketch anyone. So I decided to try sketching from a photo. I wanted to do someone I know rather than a celebrity or a random person found on google image search. I also didn’t want to offend anyone I know with my horrible horrible representation of them so it was a bit of a conundrum.
Solution: a terrfying and horribly distorted self portrait! I chose a relatively good photo of myself and proceeded to completely mutilate it. I promise that I don’t look this scary in real life. I’m really a very nice person and not crazy at all … really. At least this way everyone can just laugh at my horrible drawing of myself rather than being offended at a bad drawing of them. Much less stressful that way :).
My step-dad says that it’s not too bad because it has somewhat caricaturistic features and sub par art is more forgivable when it comes off like a caricature. Yep … thanks. That was totally what I was going for there… I think I’ll just go shoot myself now, ‘kay?