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.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I finally made it to 100. 2/7 of the year are gone. Still a little behind but I'll get there.






Tuesday, April 13, 2010

97/365 Looking Down

Simple lines and simple shading. Deep thought or not? Maybe I was just tired. No. I was actually holding my baby, I left him out though.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

96/365 Less Is More

I think that I've been putting too much charcoal on the paper. The simpler ones look a lot more complete. I know that it sounds stupid, but I think they look better overall. The next few will be experimenting with little color variations and simple lines. At least for a few sketches anyway.


95/365 Nightmare

Welcome to Nightmare Me. This is actually a negative of a photo. Didn't turn out all that great though. Cool photo, bad sketch attempt.