Day 240: Another August Birthday

Big Bother and Little SillyOkay, I’m ready for people to stop having birthdays now.  No, seriously.  There are just too many of them in August.  That includes my own too.  I’ve known four other people who shared my birthday.  I’m absolutely convinced that it’s an inordinately popular month for birthdays.

Today was my brother’s birthday so that’s who I did this sketch for.  It’s probably the last birthday sketch I’ll do for a while, even if there’s not much chance of people not having any more birthdays.  I’m no happier with this birthday sketch than I was with the last one though.  It’s based on an old photo of me and my brother as kids.  I suppose I can take some consolation in the fact that I did a better job on him than I did on myself.

This is possibly my worst self-portrait yet, although I know I’ve done some pretty bad ones in the past too.  I suppose it will have to count for my August self-portrait all the same though since I don’t think I’ve done one yet this month.  I just got all of the proportions wrong again.  Children are difficult.  I’ll figure it out eventually.

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11 thoughts on “Day 240: Another August Birthday

  1. Children are very hard to draw (I know; I’m trying to break into the children’s lit illustration field), but you’ve done a fine job with this, I think. They are clearly kids and are clearly having fun! 🙂

    I draw people animals for their birthdays…LOL!

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    1. Thanks 🙂 I’m glad that much came across at least. Animals would probably be a much easier thing to draw for people’s birthdays. I usually just try to pick something that I think might mean something to the person I’m drawing it for. Of course the harder I make it for myself the less chance it has of actually turning out decent. I suppose it’s a balance.

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    1. What can I say? It’s a talent of mine. It’s always nice to hear that my sketches aren’t as bad as I think they are though. I think the more I care about a sketch being good the harsher I am in my criticism of it.

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    1. Thank you! I’m sure we were though I can’t say I remember the day that photo was taken. I know I only made myself look slightly crazier in my sketch than I actually looked in the photo though. My brother was obviously much cooler.

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