In the fall of 2019, I decided to do a series of new sketches of myself to use as profile pictures. At that time, I cut a lot of my hair off due to damage from a long term illness I suffered from. Back then, I thought I would have enough time to focus on drawing again. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to sit down and draw until this spring. Since so much time has passed, my hair has grown long enough that there isn’t a huge difference between my hair’s length today and back then. Because of this, I didn’t need to draw a new profile picture, but, after looking at my current profile picture, I decided it is time to change my profile picture. Even if it means it looks almost the same as my old profile picture.
I wanted a variety of pictures to post on different social media sites. Because of this, I decided to drawing the same exact dress as I drew myself wearing in my original profile picture sketch. I wanted my sketches to look similar to a portrait painting from the Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian, and Elizabethan eras while still looking contemporary. Since I had so many ideas, I drew several sketches of myself so I can choose my favorite and save the others until I need them.
Unfortunately, I drew two sketches I liked and would like to post on the internet.
Here is the first sketch I did of myself…
And here is the second sketch I did of myself…
I really like both sketches, but I’m not sure where I’ll use them. I don’t plan on coloring them because I like them to remain in a sketch form instead of a full colored illustration. I might color them in the future, or draw a sketch I would like to color, in the future, but right now I want to keep them in their sketchy form.
Also, I plan on talking about the dress in a future post. I keep drawing myself wearing the same dress in every sketch and I used to receive questions about it. I would like to talk about it, what it actually is supposed to look like, the color of it, and other interesting facts someone may wonder about.