Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ahoy All Artist Who Would Like To Participate!

I have no idea why I used "Ahoy" in my headline except that I like that word. Anyway, brilliant artist Milind Mulick in far off India and I in the golden state of California are proposing a self portrait paint-off. "Paint-off" is somewhat of a challenging and intimidating word. Lets call it a Global self portrait love-in. No matter what your level of artistic ability or what medium you enjoy working in, this is an invitation to do a self portrait to be sent to my blog by the end of June at which time we can show off our efforts. Hey...it's going to be rollicking good fun!...and...what better way to discover yourself visually than doing a self portrait. You are invited! This is a pen and ink self portrait I did about 3 or 4 years ago in a class I taught at Sacramento City College...go Panthers!!

38 comments:

Arti said...

great idea, David,I have been putting it off for so many years now.It intimidates me! But now, with your support, I am ready to give it a try:)
BTW I liked your self portrait in color very much!

RHCarpenter said...

I have enjoyed your self-portraits, even those that don't show a bit of self-consciousness in the creation :) and might just have to try this...I've only done one small self-portrait and this will be an interesting challenge.

Barbara M. said...

Ahoy,

I accept the challenge. Love this pen and ink drawing. The vertical line technique is super. Real ink? You are the man. I used to draw with real ink, but lost my courage.

End of June eh?

Take care,

Barbara

Anonymous said...

Love that line! And your commentary at the bottom. Almost makes me want to have a curly beard, err. . .hair. If I'm brave enough to take part in the love-in, will a schmear-proof uniball vision pen- micro or fine- be able to achieve enough line width variation? Or do I need the type w/ different nibs?

Maybe I should just sit back and watch. :)

David Lobenberg said...

Arti, Yahoo...go girl!

David Lobenberg said...

Rhonda Carpenter: I don't know if you are aware of the fact that the bluegrass state is a particularly conducive area for self portraiture!

David Lobenberg said...

Barbara, Wunderbar!! You betch...real ink here with a steel nib pen. End of June.

David Lobenberg said...

Anonymous, Be brave and have fun while ya doin it! Uniballs should work out fine. With the one you see here, I penciled in the main contour lines then did my parallel inking on top. After I was done, I erased the pencil lines with a needed eraser.

Deborah Ross said...

Hi David, this is kind of like my idea to have a blog with artists' self portraits. Please send yours to my blog and I'll send mine to yours. My blog is Artists Paint Themselves and it's at artistspaint.blogspot.com
Thanks!

Myrna said...

You bet, I'm in! I already have an idea and a title. This one will be called "S___, now I'm 67!"

David Lobenberg said...

Deb, Very cool blog ya got! Looking forward to getting your self portrait.

David Lobenberg said...

Mryna, Great title, and I know your self portrait is gonna be sick, dude!!

Vinayak said...

Dear David,
Its a wonderful portrait. I think it is an excellent idea that you have come up with. I am not a blogger and I havent participated in any such events before. I paint mostly in watercolors and oils. I would also like to participate in this if I am eligible.

Best wishes,
Vinayak Deshmukh

David Lobenberg said...

Vinayak, Yes, please join us and do a self portrait!

Kathy said...

David, count me in, too. I take the challenge here in Indiana. I don't paint people, but since I will be trying to paint ME, I don't care if I get mad at myself if it doesn't look like me.

Annaquarel.les said...

That's a great self-portrait David. Thank you for telling us how you did it ! I'll try to join in. What a challenge!

Dan Kent said...

I found you at the "Artists Paint Themselves" blog. Your work is wonderful. I scrolled way back in your posts, and though I can't be in your classroom, I feel the door is open just a crack. I look forward to following along.

David Lobenberg said...

Anna, You'll do a great self portrait. Have fun!

David Lobenberg said...

Kathy, At last I can say that this global self portrait love- in stretches from India to Indiana! You don't paint people? Heck (do you say "heck" still in Indiana?) ...I guarantee that you'll get a likeness. Let go and have fun!

David Lobenberg said...

Hey Dan, thanks for exploring my humble blog! I saw your portrait on the artist's self portrait blog...good job.

Padmini Satish Kumar said...

I am a amateur ..and know no techniques..am I eligible ?

Rosa said...

I have enjoyed your blog, and now… great idea !
I accept the challenge David!
Fron Spain,I would also like to participate in this .
I sharpen my pencils and brushes, they estan something slept… comes wake up! jaja

David Lobenberg said...

Padmini: Absolutely, yes...you are eligible and may work in any medium you wish. Welcome!

David Lobenberg said...

Wake up those pencils and brushes, Rosa, and join us and have fun!

r garriott said...

What a fun idea (now if I can find my doppelganger...)!

Love your work, both fine and illustrative! And this fine drawing as well. Are you cousin to R. Crumb?

Amber Massey said...

Awesome! I'm so doing this! :)

Carrie Yuen Tsang said...

Hey Dave, cool challenge and very cool portrait - I also tried a self portrait in a similar style a while ago. Yay - I will definitely partake :)

David Lobenberg said...

Alllriiightt, Carrie! You and Amber are both two of my ex-A-students! Have fun with this, young ladies!

Terry Banderas said...

David--
What a nice drawing. I love it. If I can, I will do a dorky self portrait to enter into your promotion which is a fantastic idea.

David Lobenberg said...

Dork away Terry B. for I know your SP will be wonderful and hopefully dorky to the nth degree or thereabouts!

Kathy said...

Your self-portraits are compelling and masterful. I, too, like the word "ahoy." Perhaps its from living on a sailboat for so long.

David Lobenberg said...

Kathy, I think that more people (like us) need to come out and admit that "Ahoy" is a lovely word! Love them egg shells... Ahoy!

David Lobenberg said...

r. gariott, Well now I have to google r. crumb to see what he looks like. Loveya painting blog...lots of fun images!~

Mike said...

Great idea, Dave. I think I'll give it a shot. Who knows what'll show up!?

David Lobenberg said...

Wonderful, Mike!! This dunderhead needs to know how I'm going to post so many self portraits at the end of June. Is there some kind of google app. I need to know about? If ya don't know, I'll start checking on my end.

Mike said...

DONE, Dave! The portrait that is. It is on my blog . . .you remember where it is . . . .right? ;-)

Myrna will know just what to do in order to get all the portaits onto your blog.

Am gonna check in w Milind.

beckielboo said...

I'm in. Can't find the details of how & where to submit. I'll check Milind's site next.
I'd like to do 2 in different mediums, is there a limit?

David Lobenberg said...

Beckie, Great! JUst send them to my email at:sushi3@mac.com.