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Friday, June 02, 2006


The theme for today's Illustration Friday is portrait and the first post I ever did on this blog was a self portrait. Interesting, for me anyway, to go back and look at that post now. Both this blog and The Unknown have changed quite a bit since that first post.

I guess that is the beauty of a portrait, it captures a moment in the life of not only the subject of the picture, but also the artist who created it. The portrait creates a watermark of where both have been and a map to help guide where they're going. (At least it does in my little world.)

With those thoughts in mind, I present a repost of the first post ever on this blog. Enjoy!
This is a self portrait of me looking at a tree. It was drawn on the back of a November 26, 2004 page from an old "Get Fuzzy" desk calendar. That date means nothing. Am I not handsome? Will you love me?


  • Love!

    By Blogger Andrea, at 12:03  

  •'s hysterical!!!
    Love it!

    By Blogger Geninne, at 12:14  

  • Love your sense of humor!

    By Blogger Amy Zaleski, at 12:34  

  • This is too fynny. I love the glance.

    By Anonymous Paula, at 14:39  

  • love the severed head effect!

    By Blogger Jaimie, at 15:18  

  • Great fun to see your first post! Keep up the good work.
    Oh, and lots of love, too ;)

    By Anonymous carra, at 15:44  

  • Oh yes, very very handsome :) Love!

    By Blogger marina, at 16:38  

  • Yes....quite handsome!love

    By Blogger Janet, at 17:21  

  • Great to see this one again... I'll always think of this as "our picture" so play it again!


    By Blogger Caroline, at 22:57  

  • Striking resemblence to Cary Grant....very debonair.

    By Anonymous Detlef, at 01:37  

  • you look very nice in your portrait, funny! :)

    By Blogger Lu***, at 02:31  

  • This is my favorite by far.

    By Blogger Mr. Wilson, at 05:02  

  • Luv ya fuzzy face ! Now get off my lawn and leave my trees alone...


    By Blogger steve, at 08:55  

  • big a: :-)

    geninne: Thanks. :-P

    amy zaleski: :-)

    paula: :-)

    jaimie: That theme appears a lot in my stuff??

    carra: Thanks, ok and thanks. :-)

    marina: Ha! Thanks.

    janet: (blush) Even without the purple eyebrows? :-p

    caroline: Heh, heh. :-)

    detlef: I wish! I love Cary Grant.

    lu***: :-)

    mr. wilson: Ahh... a minimalist eh? :-p

    steve: Jesus! You sound just like my neighbor. :-p

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 16:32  

  • Hi Unknown!
    I think, it looks a lot like you and the tree, but I think maybee you're a bit more suntanned?
    Lots of love from georg, Denmark

    By Blogger georg, at 18:11  

  • OHHHH Yes! You were soooo handsome.... You're the one at the left, right?
    Love :)
    Left right...heh heh....

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 22:26  

  • LOL!! Too funny!! You look like you are in a total trance with the tree. What a fun illo!

    By Blogger TXArtcGal, at 06:10  

  • HAHAHA!!! very handsome.... too bad i dont know where u live! LOL


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    By Blogger (¯'·._.·[ (DÅNÏˣϯ|¯Ä) ]·._.·´¯), at 09:49  

  • Yea, you were handsome back in "the day". Haven't you lost a lot of weight since then? It seems like you are all skin and bones--well, bones anyway.

    By Blogger Robert McLaughlin, at 12:05  

  • You look mighty handsome love! love

    By Blogger ValGalArt, at 13:41  

  • You look very manly :)
    Like your Adam's apple

    By Blogger Natura, at 15:04  

  • Oh yes! I do love this! I love the combination of manliness and intellect that is so clearly protrayed in this deceptively simple drawing. There you are, with that wonderfully masculaine stubble, your head planted firmly in the ground, ready to grow like the tree you an artist, as a blogger...It's so deep, and thus...I love it:>

    By Blogger carla, at 16:47  

  • georg: Ha! Actually I'm pasty white. :-P

    merlinprincesse: That's right, I'm left. :-)

    txartcgal: Sadly, I always look like that. :-)

    daniela: What?! I live in Stumptown. :-)

    robert mclaughlin: I mostly just lost the skin on my face. :-)

    valgalart: Wait until you see my abs. I have a twelve pack. :-)

    natura: Thanks. I've been told I could take an eye out with that thing.

    carla: Ha! That's funny. You crack me up. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 10:27  

  • Love to finally see you with hair... and skin... and a nose... Too funny!

    By Blogger Lou, at 16:24  

  • How dashing!!! love

    By Blogger the heartful blogger, at 05:11  

  • lou: Ahh... the good old days. :-)

    tammy hanna: Thanks. (blush) :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 14:42  

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