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Self Portrait by Doctor-Pencil Self Portrait by Doctor-Pencil
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Well...it's about time I did a self portrait huh? The photo was taken by my daughter Maggie, when she was shooting me for business cards. Between shots I just made a goofy face :D
It is the same kinda face I made when I was 2 years old, my parents entered me into the "Little Mr. Dallas" Baby contest. I took 2nd place lol. I should post that baby pic of me for grins? On a side note, the lighting in the reference photo makes my right (your left) eye look very dark, and slightly larger?

SIZE: 6x7 INCHES
TIME: about 5 or 6 hours?
PAPER: Bristol Smooth 300 series
PENCILS: Staedtler H, B, 2B
TOOLS: Blending stumps, Q-tip, Tampon :lmao:

Going to take a break and hang with my mom and dad for the weekend. Gonna try to make the video where I answer questions for ya'll
:D:D
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:iconinishtin:
INISHTIN Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING RICK :)
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx Dude!! :D
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:icongregchapin:
gregchapin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great self portrait, Rick!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :D
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:iconmariaxxart:
MariaXXArt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha so cute ;D
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:icongregchapin:
gregchapin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work, Rick! I still need to do a self portrait. I started one recently, but my wife said the photo reference that I used didn't really look like me - I tossed it in a drawer. : )
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always mess something on my self portraits :D but I also improve on a couple things, ha!
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:icongregchapin:
gregchapin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm with you... why do one if you can't improve the portrait! : )
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:iconmarkstewie:
markstewie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Hi Rick,

Awesome self portrait! Am I able to use this in a tumblr theme I'm designing (and may end up selling)? No worries if not.

Thanks,
Mark.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, I guess so, but why sell MY self portrait? haha
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:iconmehdiunkut:
Mehdiunkut Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work !
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!! :D:D
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:icondemonicdarrell:
DemonicDarrell Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You are my role model. :P
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!! :D:D
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:iconlaengy:
LAENGY Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Impeccable, cet auto-portrait, Philippe !
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey THANKS!! :D:D
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:iconlaengy:
LAENGY Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
:D
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:iconlaengy:
LAENGY Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Impeccable ! :)
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot man!! :D:D
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:iconlaengy:
LAENGY Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
:)
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:iconsparrowsong83:
sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that that differences in your eyes creates a cool look to the portrait.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Sooooo Much!! :D:D
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:iconvedrana7:
vedrana7 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
nice :)
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey THANKS much!! :D:D
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:iconvedrana7:
vedrana7 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
your eyes...wonderfully magic :D
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:iconomarcorona:
OmarCorona Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
:D :D:D :D
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:iconomarcorona:
OmarCorona Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
:D :D:D :D:D :D:D :D:D :D:D :D:D :D:D :D
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Omar!! :D:D
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Tampon.... :rofl: Rick, you're funny!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol I think you are the only one to catch that, HAHA! :D:D
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:iconsuanin:
Suanin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely self-portrait! Well done! :clap:
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe thank you!! :D:D
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:icondaysun10:
daysun10 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
GREAT DRAWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would you do a drawing for me for money?????[link]
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
depends? Read this first please:
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tampon? lmao.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL at least someone caught that!
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol was i really the only one? people never read haha
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well maybe 3 or 4 noticed but out of 1,000+ views? ha
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:iconrobdolbs:
robdolbs Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, that's not too good. lol
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:iconbinockula:
Binockula Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
ahh ur edges are really neat! white is still white no marks, how do u do it lol, i try covering pieces but its a pain.. awsum work man!
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I realized that most ppl would have thought I was done, 4 hours before I finished. It's those small adjustments that make the difference?!
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:iconbinockula:
Binockula Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
really lol, ye when the face starts coming together thats when u can really see it come alive and those small adjusments makes all the difference ur right! i reckon u have to be a master at spot the difference to be a good portrait artist lol
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:icongondz:
gondz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   General Artist
:iconwowplz:
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks so much!! :D:D
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:iconpapkalaci:
Papkalaci Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I hate you. :)
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL thanks man!! :D:D
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What does it say about a man when a self portrait is probably on of his best pieces?

Ha, ha... I'm kidding of course.

But seriously, I think it is one of your best so far.

Yes it's goofy but it captures a moment and I think that is what I like about it.

I also love the eye on the lighter side of the face.

I really need to work on my eyes, I never truly seem to capture that element of life in them.
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL I hear ya. I just thought with all the drawing, my id should be drawn too? Thanks a lot!! :D:D
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Curlie-11 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Drawing!!! :nod:
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:icondoctor-pencil:
Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :D:D
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