I stayed up late last night painting this portrait of my Midwestern hacker/artist pal Sigflup Synasloble.
While this started as a simple doodle, I kept wanting to do more with ink and paint effects. I’m really happy with how it all came together in the end.
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My BFF Grey has a listing on the Internet Movie Database.
As you may know, if someone listed on IMDb wants to upload a photograph to their listing they need to buy a pro membership on the site. While I couldn’t do that for her, I did the next best thing: I redrew my Fairey-ish portrait of her in smileys, and posted it to her IMDb message board.
I can’t help but think the potential of message board smileys as an artistic medium has barely been scratched.
I liked basing a drawing on the userpic of my 400th Twitter follwer so much that I decided to make it a habit for every hundredth follower after that. Here’s a fifteen-minute sketch of my 500th follower, who just happens to be my old pal @jayeennenn. Jenn’s an old-school telephone enthusiast like myself, among other things she archives old telephone company recordings, so I dug up the last telephone book left in my house and doodled her on the telephone page.
I must point out that Jenn is more attractive than her userpic or this sketch of her userpic would suggest. I’d snark at her extreme-eyeball-close-up avatar and tell her to go back to MySpace with that stuff but, well..
Ballpoint pen on telephone book page, 9.75x6.5”.
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As my follower count on Twitter approached 400, I mentioned that it might be cool to do a drawing based on the Twitter icon of my 400th follower. Number 400 turned out to be an affable fellow known as @cjp, whose icon was a small photo of himself.
It was then that I realized randomly receiving an unsolicited portrait from some dude off the Internet he’d just begun reading might be perceived as a bit creepy, so of course I went ahead as planned. He seemed to take it well, and I’ve received no restraining orders.
Felt pen on paper, 9x6”.