stop and stare
Two weeks ago I did something new and exciting!
I let strangers stare at me, pore over every feature and flaw as they tried to capture my likeness on a piece of blank canvas.
I posed for Portrait Day. It was fun!
I settled on the ideal expression to present to the artists, then quietly cursed myself as I struggled to hold a smile I was sure looked as pretty as that of a scary clown, and thought about whether I should have worn something different.
It lasted all of 20 minutes, and at the end the portraits were so pretty that I ended up buying 6!
Shyam does really good watercolour portraits!
The different interpretations of me.
One of my favourites, done by Evan. Highly stylised and quite sexy (haha!) I asked him why he didn’t draw me with eyes but he said he just felt like it. Heheh.
Having a hard time choosing!
Me with Don. He made me look like Veronica from the Archie comics!
Photos by Zinkie
Love this last one. The artist, Drew, has amazing style and his illustrations are the kind that you can really picture in a storybook.
Portrait Day is organised by OIC, it usually happens every first Sunday of the month at the MAAD market. I highly encourage you to check it out! I think if I would like to do it again but with erfen. Think it would be really nice!
Now I have 6 portraits of me and I don’t know what to do with it. I wonder if hanging them up together would make me appear egoistic? Hahah, I don’t know.