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.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

116/365 Look Familiar?

Look Familiar? This is a re-sketch of 114/365. Done with a charcoal pencil. This one has a bolder statement. I like the blurry black on white better. I'm glad I redid it.


115/365 Lazing

Sketch of me sleeping. No photo reference so I didn't realize that my ear plug was set too high until I had finished the piece. Oh well, I still like it.


114/365 Look

Done with a 6B graphite pencil. Shaded with a 2B graphite stick. I like this one but it isn't as intense as I was hoping for. I liked the contrast before I shaded the background better then the end result.


Thursday, May 13, 2010



112/365 Many Masks of Me

I didn't want to take up several sketches for these so I added them together. This is masks of me. Hard and emotionless. I might add more to this sketch in the future. Time will tell.


111/365 One Liner

This is a very simple single line with slight shading on the outside. Just a few minutes of me.