doug, also known as liquidmethod (portrayed above), and his friend, devon (below), used colored pencils and computer paint for their portrait swap. i like the fact that both mediums capture personality and likeness so well. it argues the point that art is more about how we see than how we draw.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
christine (portrayed above) got this hat a few weeks ago. ever since she put it on, i've been aching to draw her in it. when we finally had the time this weekend, she returned the favor. i can't help but laugh when i look at her portrait of me. in my hat (below).
Friday, October 19, 2007
it's worth mentioning that andy's portrait of david hockney (above) is part of a series of society portraits that many regarded as the moment that andy warhol "sold out." what his contemporaries didn't understand is that andy, always the business man, had duped the rich and famous in funding one of his masterpieces. anyone could commission a portrait but there were two inflexible rules: there would only be two prints and the size was not negotiable. obsessed with time capsules, andy conceived this project not as a series of portraits but as a single portrait of an era. the sizes were fixed so that, in the far future, all the portraits could fit easily into a grid. you see why i enjoy the man so much? who else imagined museums of the year 3000?
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
sorry it's been so long between posts, folks. i was buried under a lot of work. happily, i can start the week off right with this handsome portrait of yours truly (above) by the winner of the first portrait party contest, jeannette (portrayed below).
this painting of jeannette is her prize for doing the most portrait swaps way back in august. the actual portrait is on its way to her new home in japan.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
when my mom was a teenager, she used to snap her fingers and say "yo, queenie!" as a way to greet friends. she revealed that choice nugget from her past on the day that i doodled this portrait of her (above) on the back of a shopping list. she did this cartoon of me (below) on a scrap of bristol board. she addressed the other side of it and mailed it as a postcard. she's always doing things like that.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
ujwala (portrayed above) has been wanting to trade portraits for a while. she "felt the pressure" when casey (below) finished her half of the swap very quickly. that's what i love and hate about portrait swaps: the patience and the pressure involved. take your time. just have fun. do it now! make it good!