Welcome to the first day of our July 31 Day Drawing Challenge! Excitement is in the air as the gang tackle the topic of Portrait (not a self portrait). Don't forget it's the Year of the Tentacle, so if you can fit a tentacle into your piece you get extra points!
Here's a little inspiration/intimidation for the day's challenge, the list of finalists for the Portrait Society of America's 2013 International Portrait Competition.
John Singer Sargent defined a Portrait as "a likeness in which there is something wrong about the mouth" - can our intrepid Scrawlers avoid this mis-step or is it inevitable? Let's find out....
James Newell - Portrait of a Bionic Woman.
Irene Arnold - Dali-Kahlo-van Gogh without the Pearl Earring
Ruth Campion - Portrait of her first teddy
Patrick Gavin - "Angie"
Donal Fallon - Yolande reading.
Michael Craughwell - Baby Christopher sleeping (with a fake mustache)
EMG - Portrait of a woolen man
Jay - "an ordinary looking fellow"
It's worth noting that Jay is tying his into his own personal challenge over on his blog, 100 heads in 100 days! Check it out!
Grace Mitchell - Portrait of a Gamer
Mary Lillis - Portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch
Ciara Brehony - portrait of her husband sleeping
Paddy Delaney - Portrait of Kurt Cobain
Fiona O'Brien - fatheaded tinybodied Colin Firth
Ania Banannia - Pink Hair Interpretation
Daire Lynch - Portrait of Richard who now lives in Berlin
Liz Walsh - "Sideways Sam"
Erika King - Portrait of Nick Cave
Liosa Mac - Portrait of Mary Mac
Liam Krewer - Portrait of Laura Wilkins
Andrew Judge - Portrait of "Barry Morgan"
Anne Bolger - Portrait of her niece
Katie Creaven - Portrait of Patrick Gavin
Ash Clancy - Portrait of Petyr Baelish
Gordon MacKay - Chuck Liddell
Brian Cunningham - Henrik Larsson
Rachel Fallon - Portrait of Christian
Kevin Gough - Portrait of a guy from work
Michelle McKinney - Fabian Cancellera
Joris Burla - Durer's self-portrait
Anita McGarry - Rufus Swell
David O'Flynn - Fiona
Ani Chioma Kulapo - Don Draper
Stuart Hall - Not *A* self-portrait, several...
Laura Wilkins - Liam Krewer
Paula Healy - Bernard Black having a nap
Ciara Nulty - Johnny Depp as Sam
Katrina O'Connor - Katie Price
Kerry Law - Portrait of a bird-killer (not a real bird)
Joe Mac (our youngest Challenger!) - Buzz Lightyear
Fausto Coppi by Alan Cunningham
They did well, didn't they? Make sure to call back to us tomorrow to check out everyone's entries for Day Two - An Advertisement for you, doing what you want to do for a living!
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