Monday, August 21, 2006

Self-Portrait

Amongst the chaos of packing and getting all my loose ends tied up here in Chicago before my move to Boston this week, I was able to find the time to knock out the oh-sio-rare-from-me colored piece. Here's a fun self-portrait that I finished recently:



It was originally for a panel in a work in progress of mine, but I liked it so much I had to do a color version. It is, of course, an homage of the famous Norman Rockwell Triple Self-Portrait, of which there have been several other notable parodies/homages. I've been a Rockwell fan for a while. My grandparents had a print of his hanging on their wall and a giant book of his work that I used to flip through as a kid captivated. Naturally, I made a few alterations to make it more attuned to myself, though, come to think of it, perhaps I should have replaced the canvas with a cintiq tablet altogether!

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