Wednesday, January 16, 2013

new year, new me

New year, new me. Well, kind of.
I'm 33. When I turned 18 way back in 1997 I left home and went off to college where I met something that would become part of my life forever: the internet. My generation made the message boards, the forums, the chat rooms... and really, to do those things, you need an avatar.
So, one night while I was on break at work I sketched out a caricature of me and colored it in with prismacolors. And that's been my avatar for 2 or 3 years now. People who know me in person who find me online always seem to be amused that my little rendering of myself looks like me; well, me-ish. I decided it could look a little more like me. So, I sat down at my desk yesterday and went about updating my avatar...

The progression - from current to new...
I took the old avatar, enlarged it, got rid of the color, and added a new face. I printed that out as a blue page, inked it, scanned that back in - colorized it and then printed that out to color over:

 So, now I suppose I should get to work on the rest of the projects I have lined up. Hopefully your new year has gotten off to a productive start!


SueAnn Lommler said...

Love your avatar! Great likeness

PS I does look like you!!

Becca said...

Hi Sarah...came over to see what you've been up's been a while. I love your "new look" I've always loved your drawing/painting, and think it's cool you were able to take it and update it to a newer you! Great! Do you have one of those special printers that prints wide format?