Thursday, May 8, 2008

Every Day In May #6- A Good Haircut









Well, this was a funny one, I think. I hadn't done a self-portrait in quite a while, and certainly NEVER one in pen and watercolor, so the results are a mixed bag. My daughter thinks it looks like me, but my husband doesn't. My drawing looks like sort of a "cartoon me" to me, but it was still very fun to play with- and that is what it's all about, right!??

The temps here in Florida are starting to rise, and soon we will all be melting as summer arrives and stays, and stays, and stays.. I am a veteran of the heat, having lived in various parts of Florida since I was five years old, but I am still not used to the heat and humidity combo we have.

I took a picture of a really cute short haircut from a magazine into a brand new stylist (to me) and asked her if she would cut my hair like the picture. She was a little worried and kept asking me- "Are you SURE you want it that short?" I was sure, and five or six inches later, I had a cute, new haircut. Let me tell you, it is FREEING to lose that hair!!

So YAY for short hair in Florida! Short hair is what I'm grateful for today. :)


I decided to upload a photo (taken this AM), so you could see what I really look like.

My drawing was done from a mirror, so my hairstyle is reversed. I was also looking down at my sketchpad, so it is a also a different angle. Even with all of those "disclaimers", it doesn't look all that much like me! Who cares! I still like my short haircut.

6 comments:

Shirley said...

Great job! Really gutsy to have a whole new look and then recreate it in pen. Bravo....

caseytoussaint said...

Congratulations, self portraits are difficult, and even harder in pen and ink. If even one person thinks it looks like you, it's an awesome job.

art addict said...

Thanks- you are all too kind!

I have always drawn in graphite and conte crayon, so the pen and ink stuff is relatively new to me. Doing a portrait with the hard lines was VERY INTERESTING.

I notice that most people feel about self portraits the way they do about hearing a recording of their own voice. It is unexpected and a little strange. I also think that we see ourselves differently than how others see us. Oh well, I could go on and on!!

Ann said...

I think it's a great drawing! And very brave to do in ink and watercolor. Love the haircut too!

Sandy said...

Fun Journal pages, and yes I think it is a good resemblance, and I love your haircut! Self portraits are HARD!

SCquiltaddict said...

great sketch and great new cut...you did a terrific job on BOTH!!!