Hello World

My name is Shamus Collins. My wife came across a blog entitled "Creative Journey" by an artist named Myrna Wacknov. There is a link on that blog to another blog Myrna has created entitled "Drawn to the Mirror" and this is my point of interest. Myrna has set forth to create 365 days of self portraits that began on Jan. 1st. Well I am starting a little after the first of the year but I am going to make the same goal for myself. This sounds like a fun and inspirational way to force creativity. Let the fun begin.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

60/365 Shades of Me

I tried to stay away from outlining in this sketchling. Just different shades of me. More light then dark, today was a good day. Focusing on the positive.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

59/365 Kneeling

Working with light and dark. There is an energy within, we just have to find and nurture it to make it become what we need. Something to keep us on whatever path we chose or is chosen for us (whatever you believe).


Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I used a sketch from another artist for inspiration on this sketchling. I'm trying to expand my comfort area and try new techniques. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this piece.


57/365 Make-Up Work

This is a make-up sketch for last night. I kind of let the night get away from me.

Sunday, February 28, 2010