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cartoon-craziness-challenge-bannerOnce again I find I have no one to blame for this goat rope but myself. Alas, I fear I shall have to take a dose of my own foul medicine. On the off chance that you have no fucking clue what I’m talking about, The Indecisive Eejit says it way better than I could.

Part of my willingness to take part in these shenanigans is to kick myself in the ass improve a skill I’ve long said I suck at don’t have. But maybe, just maybe, I do have it. I present to you my photo inspiration…

erin senior picThat was one of my senior pictures for high school. It also happens to be probably my very favorite picture of me ever taken. It’s also how I see myself in my mind’s eye. So I used that to draw from, and I arrived at this…

self portraitCertainly not photo-realistic, but still recognizable as a human and not quite a troll. I’m not totally in love with it but I honestly think it shows more skill than I’ve been giving myself credit for. If nothing else I’m finding it’s giving me enough encouragement to keep working on getting better at this.

If I’d had my way, I’d have drawn myself with big anime style eyes, wearing my purple glasses, human head on a squirrel body complete with some tats showing, Birkenstocks, and a rose in my teeth. Maybe for next week.

second scan0002It would never be a cool as the one that Josh did for me, but close