Self-Portrait, colored pencil on illustration board, 20x28, Drawing II, Fall 2012
______Here be the final project for my Drawing II class! Our assignment was to create a portrait of ourselves that said something about us, whether that something be super deep or just gives hints about something that defined who we are. I opted to draw a fairly traditional self-portrait and incorporated a tree ring since I'm always fascinated by the wonderfully organic shapes and patterns which can be found in nature (it's actually cut out in that shape, too, which essentially rendered my hand useless for the rest of the day... totally worth it). You could say that the tree rings represent the different years of my life, or you could just say that I really like tree rings. The choice is up to you. But no matter what the tree rings represent, I think that this is the closest resemblance I've been able to get in a drawing of myself. Drawing yourself is hard, you guys. You don't want to make yourself too pretty, but you don't want to make yourself too ugly. And the whole making it look like yourself thing is a struggle in itself as well.
______Also, there's a Mr. Cicada chilling in the corner by a rose, 'cause obviously they're the cutest lil' bugs nature has to offer. If one could have a spirit insect, a cicada would be mine fer sure.
______Anyway, I'm just glad to have exams out of the way. I guess I had it rather easy with only two written exams, though both were weighted quite heavily and required half a dozen pages of writing. My art classes, on the other hand, just required us to turn in all of our assignments from the semester, including a final project.
______But alas! I won't dwell on the passing of exams, for they are over now, and I am as happy as a plump bumblebee in a field of flowers. I'm also ready to get down to business and defeat the huns--err, I mean, bake scrumptious Christmas goodies.
______(but really, defeating the Huns is a priority)
______Peace out, cool cats!