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.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


A 6B graphite pencil.



This is what last nights sketch was supposed to look like. The oil pastels were hard to work with. I don't think that I'm getting all that I can from the charcoals but I am getting more comfortable working with them. At least that's one good thing.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

92/365 Oil Pastels

This was done with oil pastels. I have never worked with them before. I don't like them.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I know that this sketchling is simple, but that's one of the things I think I like about it. There is very little detail in the darks, none in the lights, but you still get a good feel for the subject (me).