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Self Portrait - Draw Me by Cataclysm-X Self Portrait - Draw Me by Cataclysm-X
I've been drawn
I've been made
By myself
By the people
I'm surrounded with
They made me
Who I used to be
Who I am right now
Who I'll become

Yes, that's right. I finally did a self portrait. What a surprise!

Never ever did I dare to draw myself before and this was a huge step for me. I feel exposed.
My hair isn't really that long. Normally it just falls over my shoulders, but I didn't really want to expose my whole self so I made my hair cover some parts of my body. :shrug:

And the rest is just... well... me. :)

I hope you like it. I know it's something totally different!

Stuff I used:
  • H, HB, B, 2B & 3B mechanical pencils

  • tissues and tortillions for blending

  • regular eraser

  • A4 sketchbook

  • Time spent: 9,5 hours

    Took the reference pictures myself.
    Don't ask me how. :roll:

    I tried to be someone else
    But nothing seemed to change
    I know now.
    This is who I really am inside.
    Finally found myself.
    Fighting for a chance.
    I know now
    This is who I really am.

    :star: Now available as print!!! :star:
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    MhmdBari Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
    great ❤
    zer0ve Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
    Really nice
    ochminka Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
    very realistic, amazing
    bodeaalexandru Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Trully beautiful!
    lucky2becool Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
    this picture is too cool, i like your art a lot, i'm aspiring to be a better artist and your tips are really helpful and your pictures are inspiring to keep going :]
    peereducators Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
    Hey, I was just wondering if I can use this picture for my project?
    KTardis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Izaya-freak Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
    Shy-Rage Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
    that is pretty good! great!! :)
    blushedRose Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    So so good!
    CharmaineWashington Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
    i really like this alot!
    Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
    Thank you :thanks:
    GagaPotterTribute Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Artist
    You're so pretty! :D
    SmilksiSmilk Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
    good idie...awesome :)
    ellenyuish Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   Digital Artist
    absolutely amazing. i love the meaning behind this.
    DifinitiveKai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    waht is an A4 sketchbook?
    sylvialouise Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Ziet er echt heel goed uit! :)
    DifinitiveKai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    has anyone ever told you you look like amanda bynes??? lol
    DifinitiveKai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    can you please teach me how to draw real people, i know you are probably very busy, and i know it takes practice, but i am a really good drawer, just not as good at realism, if you could just take a few minutes of your time to tell me how (in traditional drawing) how you shade and make the face proportional, i would appreciate it more than you could ever know!
    Omnipah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    I love the idea behind this one.
    deserton Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    He , He , He !.. Beautiful
    krisopheliac Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
    Woow, this is so beautiful <3
    I reeally reeally love this idea and your drawing is just soo amazing <3 And also you`re really beautiful :) You gained a new fan today :)
    (also your drawings really brighten my mood right now, even though I am extremly pissed at the moment xD )
    DerekBRodriguez Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    AMAZING.... check out my art work tell me what you think!! :) thank you!
    solie-solie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    WOOW!! this is amazing !!!!!!!!!!! especially the hands and the hair!!
    (ps: could you do a tutorial for hands?)
    purplekittykatgal Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    this is beyond amazing. This piece caught my eye andi cant stop looking at the detail!! the concept just sucks u in!!!
    jamonkey Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Beautiful work - please keep creating!
    Rhadzz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
    Brilliant! :D
    EmeliaD Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
    Creative self-portrait. Love the idea and how it came out.
    fallen2000 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
    Wow all i can say is bravo it looks great. And you are very beautiful as well.
    Dynamo-Deepblue Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
    That's creative! A drawing of hands drawing you. I really like it!
    Vcrone Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
    love it
    PlasmaVirus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
    I'm not really sure what I like the most, the drawing, or the description...

    I really like the whole concept, and the shading is simple, but effective. It does look a bit like a photo to an average viewer, so I say you did a great job.
    ChemicalsSavedMe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
    Really interesting concept, I like it.
    kai-rae Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student General Artist
    that is beautiful and amazing, and wow. i just love it. purely inspirational, youre gorgeous :)
    kleiw-kav Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist
    This is an awesome idea with a great meaning!
    LightningRider444 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
    This is freaking awesome! I mean, i could never do this! I'm an amateur compared to you!
    ComicallyInspired Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
    This is freakin amazing. how do you keep it so clean?
    hair spray?
    BndDigis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    awesome really great idea to
    Yuiko101 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    LOVE IT!!! =D You look pretty and the drawing itself is very well done =^ ^=
    harevh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    poetic.....great job!
    dbamidjojo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
    This is one of the best self portraits i've ever seen. I surely will never forget this one. Keep up the good work!
    SweetBabyAirie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    :0 :0 :turbopoke: this is amazing. I'm gonna keep saying it cuz its true! :turbopoke:!
    sk8angelXxXx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student General Artist
    There are no words to describe this.. O_O
    shang-fen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
    wow... simply amazing
    evelinappm Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
    This is beautiful! Beautiful shading and very nice motive. :clap:
    And I just have to say that you're extremely good at drawing hands!! :omg:
    Izzop Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
    Wow this is absolutely amazing! You did wonderful, love the concept. Very well done for your first self portrait. Can you draw one for me?? Hehe
    argentinian-queen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    Despite the fact that the smaller size of the hands makes look your image like a giant :giggle: I love this self-portrait! I admire you for how you found a way to express your feelings, intelligent idea that made this piece outstanding, a gorgeous one :clap:
    shOtalL1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
    no comment.................
    N-E-F-A-S-T-O Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
    Great idea, great technique!
    x-Eos-x Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
    great texture, great idea, just.. you know, great.

    really brave to do your first self portrait nude. I would feel pretty damned exposed too.

    did you take reference pictures for the other hands as well? are they anyones in particular?
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