~ another self portrait ~

17 June 2004

instead of going through the 500+ photos of the holiday and upload them to the site…. instead of type down a whole month entries that has been waiting to be written up and uploaded… i procrastinate and draw myself again.

drawing of myself is pilling up. it started when i was in college. one of the assignments of Drawing 101 was to draw our own face 100 times. i’ve never stopped since then. the range is from tiny sketches to 4’ x 4’ closeup of my face. i have memorized almost every features of my face.

for a while, i thought i suffered narcistic complex or something. but a few weeks ago, when i was in New York, i talked to Jane about the habit to draw ourselves. she often uses herself as a model, too. we concluded that the reason we draw ourselves so much is because we don’t have readily available models. especially if we were thinking of some strange poses, say… nekkid poses (hehehe). the other reason is, if we uses other people as a model, they end up too hung up over the resemblence of the drawing/painting. or the pressure would come from ourselves — we ended up spending a lot of time worrying and fixing the face of the person so the drawing would look like the them (in a way they interpret it)… and it has to look good, too, so it wouldn’t hurt their ego!

oops, i guess i’m ranting. let’s get back to topic. below is the drawing i was talking about on the earlier paragraph. and it defies all the reasons i just laid out. this one is done purely for narcistic reasons. hehehe.


~ comment (9) ~

wowwww the drawing is really really good !!!! I always amazed with people who can draw or paint or good in arts, that’s really cool :D

Mona | 18 June 2004 - 07:58 | reply

wih, biluuuu. btw, kok nggak terlalu mirip ama mba sih? ada sesuatu yang lain, tapi apa ya?

nao-chan | 19 June 2004 - 01:33 | reply

wow .. thal .. good job!
there is a bug on your blog, if you run it on ie on mac, you’ll spot the bug .. :)

emon | 22 June 2004 - 09:30 | reply

o really? hmm, i don’t use mac nor IE. could you give me a hint where the bug is?

thalia | 22 June 2004 - 12:10 | reply

the bug throws me to the top of page each time I move my mouse over the “post a new comment” button.

try post a new comment, and you’ll see the bug. :)

emon | 23 June 2004 - 11:54 | reply

okay, i’ll do it later when i have access to a mac. thanks :)

thalia | 23 June 2004 - 12:41 | reply

Wah, another one…cool…
Tapi mi, mirip mba kok… tapi kalo lama2 diperhatiin jadi ga juga soalnya mba kalo nyengir ga kayak gitu :) gmana mba?

noushka | 25 June 2004 - 01:42 | reply

hi! i was looking in your scrapbook and really like your drawings. sometimes, i look at this type of style and think, everything must be ‘just traced’ in a drawing program.. but i know there is more to it than that. how do you create these drawings? any help would be appreciated. keep posting!


grace | 27 June 2004 - 04:48 | reply

yep, this one is traced using Adobe Illustrator. i usually draw the lines using the pen-tool. that’s basically it. there is nothing more.

thalia | 28 June 2004 - 03:17 | reply