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: Would you be willing to draw me for my art project?


Lilydaybyday
06-10-2016, 11:24 AM
Hello everybody!

I'm currently in the midst of a rather ambitious (and I'll admit slightly narcissistic seeming) art project, doing one self-portrait everyday for one year. I'm on day 204 and you can see what I've done so far here (https://www.instagram.com/lily.la.day/) if you're interested.

I've recently started collecting portraits of me but done by other people. Anyone and everyone. So far I have got portraits from various sources including men on Tinder, mums on Mumsnet and random people drinking in bars! But I want more and that's where you guys come in!

You can see my collection so far here: The Not A Selfie Project (http://thenotaselfieproject.wordpress.com)

If you are willing I will be eternally grateful for any contributions I receive. Send a photo of your work to [email protected]

Thank you!

Desdichado
06-10-2016, 01:26 PM
Might help if we had any idea what you actually look like, no?

Lilydaybyday
06-10-2016, 02:12 PM
Oh sorry! I should have specified that there are photos on my website. There's a section labelled "Photos To Draw From".

Thanks for taking the time to reply though.

Mel_Robertson
06-10-2016, 02:41 PM
Id consider it if the quality of the references were higher quality

Lilydaybyday
06-10-2016, 03:08 PM
Ah, yes, you have a point. I apologise for the bad-ness of those pictures. I've added some higher resolution photos. Alternatively you can use any of the reference photos I've used for my 204 days of self-portraits here: selfieadaybyday.wordpress.com

Thank you again for even considering this!

Desdichado
06-11-2016, 11:49 AM
Here you go Lily. Make of them what you will. Just quick sketches, portraits aren't my strong point, so you can copy them from here: :wink:

Lilydaybyday
06-11-2016, 12:18 PM
OH WOW! Thank you so very much! They're lovely and beautiful. I have put them up already- http://wp.me/p7Bvms-a6

Thanks again, you've made me extremely happy!

Desdichado
06-11-2016, 05:06 PM
Thanks again, you've made me extremely happy!

Then it was worth the effort. :wink:

Liz
06-11-2016, 07:44 PM
Hey, they're pretty good! Who says portraits aren't your strong point, you'd never know it by these sketches, that's for sure.

Desdichado
06-12-2016, 05:47 AM
Hey, they're pretty good! Who says portraits aren't your strong point, you'd never know it by these sketches, that's for sure.

Kind of you Liz, but I tend to just draw paint what I think I see, which is rarely accurate, but I don't want to paint what a camera shows. Because of that I don't often get what people expect from portraits. I think Lily's idea of getting so many people's facets of how people see her is great. Hope she does well. :wink:

Lilydaybyday
06-13-2016, 09:10 AM
Thank you! If the world was full of people like you then it would be extremely easy! I really appreciate any and all contributions though, not just from very talented artists like yourself. As you say, the interest for me is in seeing the contrast between what different people come up with. To me these portraits are not about the subject, they're about the artist. Thanks again, your help really means a lot and I'm very happy that you like the idea of my project.

SuddenLife
06-13-2016, 09:18 AM
I'm a bit busy the coming two weeks, but if it's not a problem if it takes a while, I'd be willing to give it a shot.

Lilydaybyday
06-13-2016, 09:55 AM
Oh thank you so much! There's definitely no deadline, this is an on going project so take as long as you like! It'll be much appreciated whenever you can manage it.