Monday, September 29, 2008
One of the folks featured on my sidebar, Ex-Shammickite, did a post concerning a photo she shot. The photo was of a group of self-portraits done by kids. Rather charming, and it gave me an idea for this space.
I will need your participation for this.
If you didn't run away, here's what I'd like you to do. Draw a self-portrait of yourself, then send it to me.
(Note: Unlike previous requests I made of you, I am not asking you to be naked. If you're willing to include that aspect, fine, but that's not what I'm looking for at the moment.)
Just draw your face, if you wish. Or you can try for the whole body. Whatever makes you comfortable. Then send it to me, as a .jpg or .gif or some other form of file that is e-mail possible. When I receive a decent amount of them, I'll publish them here.
I guarantee that I will make no facetious comments concerning your artistic abilities, nor will I denigrate your looks in any way. Be as serious or as frivolous as you wish.
In order to make this entirely fair to you, I will attempt to draw me. When you see how bad my artwork is, you'll rest easy concerning your own. I'll ask MY WIFE to draw herself, too, but she may or may not comply with the request. We'll see. It would be swell if she did. She's actually a decent artist. Well, she's decent compared to me, that's for sure.
Anyway, make a drawing and send it to:
In order to make this worth your while (aside from the inestimable thrill you'll receive from having your artwork appear in such an august place as my blog, which is actually a September place by now) I'll have some sort of prizes for everybody who submits a drawing, and extra-special stuff for those drawings I deem extra-special stuff worthy.
Let's set the deadline for the end of this week, Friday the 3rd. I'll publish everything I receive on Monday the 6th.
I think this will be fun. I hope you think so, too.
Soon, with your better stuff.