I drew this for the “Thankful for Myself” ramble for the section entitled “I Don’t Deserve a Birthday”. Within that section, I talked about my relationship with my birthday prior to this year which can be boiled down to guilt about my own existence (something that isn’t prompted by anyone other than myself). I felt like it was appropriate to draw myself, as my Creator self, frowning.
I originally imagined a slightly different angle, but I ultimately settled on this really simple front-angle one.
I remember someone complimented me on the details on the deflated balloons.
Anyway, I decided to draw myself on a couch, leaning on one arm, looking kind of down. I’m wearing a party hat in my signature colors. Behind me are party balloons that have deflated to help hammer in the symbolism of things just not being happy.
This is pretty much how I felt at all my birthdays for the longest time now. I go more into detail in the ramble if you’re interested.
I actually really love this piece, although I think my clothes came out really weird unfortunately and…did I draw myself with 6 toes…?! No…but it looks like it. I think this is one of the more interesting poses I’ve sketch up in a long while. You can see it below in the gallery.
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Year Completed: 2021
Programs Used: Clip Studio Paint, Affinity Photo
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