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07 July 2007, 12:47 PM
"Self Portrait: Romance Novel Cover"


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You have 55 mn for your sketch. IF you go beyond the assigned time limit , you have to post WHATEVER you have done after the time has expired, along with the FINAL drawing.
Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
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They can be done on any medium.
If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
You can post an entry at anytime for the topic presented on this thead BEFORE the voting thread for THE WEEK has been posted.
The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.
Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
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You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them).
Good Luck

07 July 2007, 04:15 PM
Added a couple... pounds of muscle, as for the story - I guess I find a mermaid or something that lives in the ocean.
About 35 minutes in photoshop

07 July 2007, 07:30 PM
55 minutes (

4 hours (

I need to work on my speed but this one was pretty fun..

07 July 2007, 02:01 AM
Painter IX. 45m. Cashing a reality check.

07 July 2007, 02:29 AM
Imagus..that's is that a self-portrait??'s mine. I tried drawing myself somewhere around my 30s with my hair a bit longer, and leaving my beard to grow for like a year, haha. Also dropped a couple pounds :) . The ears came out terrible, though :P...oh and do forgive the lack of properly drawn eyelashes. :P

Painter 55 Mins:

3 Hours

07 July 2007, 03:25 AM
good work folks - sublime cheesiness achieved!

juansilva - nice composition

rkraiza - hands getting a bit low there - you sly dog... :D

07 July 2007, 03:33 AM
Imagus..that's is that a self-portrait??It portrays exactly how I would appear on a romance novel cover... i.e., never. Think Spinal Tap's "Smell the Glove" album ( cover ( same idea. It's 100% accurate.

Besides, I taped a photo to the book... not my fault it didn't develop correctly. ;)

I suppose that, if you really need to rationalize it, it could be said that, as a self-portrait, it transcends the limitations of visual perception and explores the depths of inner self and emotion though the use of visual metaphor. :thumbsup: - Approved by Mr. Happy Thumbs-Up Smiley™

Meh. I can pull it down if it's too far off-topic... let me know. It might have been a better idea in my head than it ended up being on-screen. In reality, I hate the idea of posting self-portraits, and this was my way around it. :p

07 July 2007, 01:42 PM
My uncle walked in on my taking a reference photo for this.. so I'm taking a profile photo of myself making a lusty look. It was pretty funny.

07 July 2007, 07:53 PM
Embryotic. Thanks! Nice to get some feedback. I think we should all make a bit of an effort to post crits and not just votes. It's good to know what it is you're doing wrong so you can improve.

Imagus. I was just kidding...very innocent comment. Besides, who could argue with that logic? hehe. If Mr.Smiley approves, then it's all good. :)


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