Hey, it’s week 2 of self portraits. Not much to say about it today. Here they are. Checkout week 1 here.
Recently I’ve been feeling a bit more artsy fartsy. I’m drawing. Part of it was brought on by painting miniatures for my Dungeons & Dragons campaign. And part was inspired by author Austin Kleon who describes himself as a “writer who draws”.
About halfway through reading his fantastic book Show Your Work, I looked at his sketches and remembered how much I used to draw. It’s been a while, but there was a time when I was half way through illustrating a comic book (a long, long time ago and those pages will never be seen online).
Hey Austin, sorry for bombarding you with mentions the last couple weeks. I’m almost done reading Show Your Work so that’s gonna slow down real quick.
Anyway, I’m stealing his “writer who draws” deal, and now I’m drawing too. Take that Austin! Stealing like an artist without having even read the first book (he wrote another book called Steal Like an Artist, which is on my to read list).
So without further gullyfluff (Victorian word meaning the stuff that collects in your pocket), here’s a bunch of self portraits I drew last week.
So there you have it. Come back next Thursday for another week of self portraits. I’m curious to see how my style changes from week to week as this goes on. Till next time.
I’ve taken up illustrating. I’m drawing myself as well as other random things.
I’ve started sharing these stupid little sketches with you a bit already, but there’s more coming whether you like it or not.
Anyway, you’ll notice the site looks way different. New pictures, new theme, everything is dog gone new.
The reasons are simple. I want more simplicity, plus I want to have a distinctive presence online. I’ve blended in with everyone else seeking attention online. I’m sick of it. So drawing. Not to worry, the content here will still largely focus on my writing and other writing and reading related topics, but now with a bit more permanent marker thrown in.
Some things on my mind today.