Sunday self-portrait

Gesture, Line Work

It’s difficult saying “I am pleased” with anything I illustrate, only because I am modest and critical. However, today’s self-portrait seems to bring a smile. With simple line, minimal color and sculptured gesture, I am content.

My illustrations have fallen off since school began and I became irritable. Ask my friend Kathy. Thank you for a push.

It’s not all that serious

Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, First Day of School, Self-Portrait, Selfie before class, Teacher, The Allman Brothers Band

The first day of school is 2 days from now and am sure the kids are not ready. They will have to regroup, get it together and otherwise; stop playing.

Tall order!

As for me, I have my game face ready, at least how I think they see me. I’m actually a very nice guy with a few tendencies toward sweetness. Maybe if they listened to a little Allman Brothers with me…

 

The black shirt

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I wasn’t able to continue a long string of daily sketches because of a freelance job. Yesterday’s project took the entire day, which depleted my energy to illustrate. Sometimes, working for someone else will do that.

Saturday night selfie

Saturday Night Selfie, Sculpture, Self Portrait, selfie

saturday-selfie

Saturday night I guess is “selfie night” and now, a tradition. I like doing them because illustrations of one’s self are enemy number 1. I hate the line of the nose or curl of the ear. Nothing is perfect my mind’s eye.

Might as well be a “Saturday Night Massacre”. Bang.

Port-wine stain

Art, Barry Comer Artist, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, pencil drawing, Port-wine stain, Self Portrait, selfie

no-pen

This illustration is something new for me. I have not used a pen, only pencil and paint. Very liberating and fluid.

Somewhere along the way, I became inspired to follow through with less line and more color.

Fun and expressive.

Time drips down and down

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part-of-me

Abbreviated love this afternoon,

until light strikes clouds

and hours roar near.

I think it often while extending

moments and ticks, until my sun

who shimmers; circles along

my chest.

Happy is the word and content for

hands; that touched and stroked.

The silence after, beats loud

in song, as she whispers

words that penetrate.

Nothing more for now.

Nothing need be carved to

time and beats.

My body floats

among the waves and

time drips down

and down.

2012 Barry Comer

Unleashed selfie

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selfie 1
Wow, I’m tearing it up tonight and ripping the results. I decided to steer clear of any ink and shape the image with Prismacolor and paint.

Sensual moment to myself.