Who Is This Woman?


A while back I had ambitions to do a self-portrait a day. I look back at this and laugh. Well, actually it’s a bit of a chuckle. Since the beginning of 2008 I have only done four drawings, and this one I did today is the only one I feel confident in sharing.

Who is this? One of the fun things about doing these self-portrait drawings is seeing how I interpret that person in the mirror. Do I feel any connection? This time I feel completely disassociated from the image. There are bits that are very like me, but what is up with that expression? I’m either mildly pleased about something, or I am hatching some cunning plan. What does it look like to you?



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19 responses to “Who Is This Woman?

  1. Hi! I know an artist that did do a portrait a day! The artist did a portrait a day using another artist style. She had a Van Gogh portrait, a Rubens, a Warhol, etc. everyday. I was thinking of doing the same. Only, I am going to go back, and use some old photos and make a book of Me through my years as best I can. I do not have a lot of photos of me. I will be using the good old mirror and producing my wrinkles. Ha Ha! Great Job! I make do some where I take Hats off of people and put on me.
    You know from people I see everyday on the bus and T. Continue the good work. Very interesting.

  2. This is great! Looks to me like you’re very much trying to hide “your chuckle”…joking.. I think this is a great portrait.

  3. genxsters

    Sherrie: Hey, thanks for stopping by. I like that idea of putting together a book of drawings of yourself through the years. The mirror does get boring sometimes. I’ll bet some of my friends will never believe that I said that!

    Ronell: The expression is open to interpretation isn’t it. When I read your comment I thought, “hey yeah!” Glad you like this piece.

  4. Col

    I really like this one! Good composition. My guess? I’d say you look skeptical. Fun idea to do self portraits in the style of other artists!
    Check out my new site Mellanie. My last one blew up! http://cedarraven.blogdrive.com/

  5. Ann

    I really like all of these! The drawings of your hubby are fantastic – even the one you think is muddy – it has such a nice soft mood. Your self portrait is terrific! Looks to me like you are ready to say something, maybe a joke or telling me to get to work!

  6. You are quite fortunate to have such an amazing talent. Your work displays such precision and attention to details. I look forward to returning and viewing the countless other pieces you will share with the rest of the world. 🙂 Thank you.

  7. I love this! You look a tad bit shy and reluctant that someone snapped your picture

  8. genxsters

    Thanks everyone. Funny how everyone sees the expression differently.

    Col, I’ll definitely check out your new blog. I love seeing what you are up to.

    Ann: Since I really like your colored pencil work I’m pleased that you liked the watercolor pencil portrait of my husband. I liked it, but felt it might be too soft or murky. So glad you stopped by.

    PamYla: You are so encouraging. I love it when you visit me. 🙂

    Marcueto: Thanks so much for your kind words and for giving me such a wonderful review on BlogCatalog.

  9. Sarah

    to me it looks like you’re trying not to take it/yourself too seriously. I like it very much.

  10. I found you on the blog catalog. Love this site and you are very talented. Keep up the good work. I am going to add you as a link on my blogroll.

  11. genxsters

    Sarah: Nice to hear from you. Glad you like the portrait. Hope all is well with you.

    Paul: Wow! You made my day. How cool of you! Thanks for boosting my ego.

  12. Great drawing!!!! I love the idea of the self portrait drawing. I think I am going to try it too.
    I smiled when I read that you laughed at your ambition to draw a self portrait a day and you had 4 to show since January….it reminds me of…me! hahahah There is just not enough time in a day, isn’t it?

  13. genxsters

    Thanks Marina! Sometimes there is enough time in the day. I just don’t use the time wisely. 🙂

  14. Hi Mellanie, Another wondeful self portrait. To me you look like someone who is happily content. To me the idea of doing a daily selfportrait would be way too overwhelming, but you do such wonderful work, maybe one a month would be more attainable?? Anyway, fabulous as usual.

  15. genxsters

    Thanks Laurie. You are right. Once a month is a much better goal. I’m pleased that you like my work.

  16. Another great self-portrait of yours. I like b&w drawings very much. i’m still guessing about the expression on your face, hehehe. hugs.

  17. genxster

    Oh Martin thanks for stopping by and leaving so many lovely comments. I appreciate it because I know how busy you are. Take care.

  18. LB

    Fabulous! Wish I could draw like that! 😀

  19. genxster

    Thanks lonebeader. Your bead embroidery is amazing. I wish I had the patience for that! Fabulous stuff.

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