Okay, 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.