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, June 4, 2010

131/365 Two Thousand Five Revisited

Something about 129/365 didn't sit well with me. I don't like to redo a sketch of the same photo but it was bothering me. I think I can let this one go now.


130 Start-To-Finish

I think it's kind of beautiful to see a piece from start to finish. That is why I decided to sketch this one. It shows what one of my sketches looks like from the beginning to the end all in the same piece. It intentionally is incomplete on the left and finished on the right. As you read the entire piece you realize the potential for the simple lines at the start. Though crude and irregular they could be much more with a little work. So true with many aspects of life. A little love and time can change a lot of things.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

129/365 Two Thousand Five

This was sketched from a photo from 2005. My hair was quite a bit shorter back then.


128/365 Blurred Vision


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

127/365 Doodle Me

This one is one that was on my desk at work for a week or so. I kept adding things to it here and there until I decided to bring it home and redo it larger and in my actual sketch book.


126/365 Baptism

This sketch looks like there are water ripples around my face. Although that was not my intention I do like this piece. I would like to do an entire body sketch like this one.


125/365 Straight Forward

Simple sketch of me. Straight forward.