#Art challenge – Day 2, a #selfieart

For Day 2 of the art challenge that Claire and Sylvia tagged me to do, I have a #SelfieArt piece that I created using Neocolors. Remember them?


10 primary colors

It is NOT easy to do a self portrait standing in front of a mirror holding a sketchbook in one hand and attempting to free-hand your face with the other with what are essentially glorified crayons. I don’t know why I do these things to myself.

Since there are not many hues to choose from, I had to make do with orange, yellow, and brown for my face. My mom had once said I was a banana, but I look more like a mango here.


I think this not-selfie (below) worked out slightly better since I kept it to black and white (using just the black crayon) and didn’t have to hold the sketchbook up vertically with one hand…I held it up horizontally with one hand over my laptop keyboard instead. I think I’m a closet masochist.


Anyway, here is the list of everyone who participated in #SelfieArt in February (in no particular order).

https://onwardigo.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/no-beard/ – Jacob

https://susanfeniakart.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/selfieart-susan-relaxing/ – Susan

https://certainline.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/selfieartday/ – Michael

https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/self-portrait-12-mask-2/ – Kerfe

https://createarteveryday.com/2016/02/25/happy-birthday-my-love-50-100-face-challenge/ – Laura

https://mondaytuesdaywednesday.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/selfie-day/ – Sharon

Please go check out their wonderful work if you haven’t already!


54 thoughts on “#Art challenge – Day 2, a #selfieart

  1. I do a pencil drawing in the mirror and color it in at my drawing table. Although I have painted in front of the bathroom mirror…the sink holds the water and paint. But these look great! I love how multiple portraits show us in different ways. (K)

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  2. Oh, phew! I worried that people might think I was masquerading as her. Not putting myself down or anything, but I look nothing like her; she was some special kind of stunning.


  3. LOL! Thanks! I really love how you and others reinterpret the self-portait. I need to do something more interesting. But you know what? This well-known artist does many self-portraits from the same perspective…just different colors and brush strokes. Practice makes perfect, I guess. 🙂

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  4. If we were all to do the same thing life would be a little monotonous. If I was to do a selfie as in a phone photo my selfie paintings wouldn’t be what they are. I admire your ability to paint your own face. So far I have only tackled that once. LOL

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  5. Amazing job of self portrait especially when you consider you did it not from a photo, but live. No offence but I don’t think you’ve done yourself justice in that picture though.


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