looooving me is easy ’cause I’m beautiful!

     This is the only honest to goodness, actually attempting a photographic likeness, self-portrait I have ever done.  This was completed when I was 19 years old.  Early college, when I was all ambitious, arrogant and very serious about myself.  At the time I was all like, “I’m gonna draw myself using two mirrors, man!  That way what I draw will be an actual likeness of myself and not just a mirror image!”  And so I did.  I used two mirrors, concentrated very hard, narcissistically paid special attention to my eyes and pursed lips and, in the end, screwed the whole thing up by making the distance from the tip of my nose to my chin noticeably shorter than it actually is.  Eh, whatcha gonna do.  I was young, dumb and fulla cum.  The odds of me not screwing this up were pretty slim to begin with.

     Have a good new year.  I plan to get drunk and burn shit.

4 thoughts on “looooving me is easy ’cause I’m beautiful!

  1. Wow… you are so very hard on yourself and your view of what comes/cums out of you artistically.

    Art is what it is… no need for judgment really… in my humble opinion.

    I did a bunch of drawings of people, like this, when I was in my early teens. It was an incredible effort, as is yours. To be able to even come close to what some human actually looks like is miraculous. If you think about it, the subtleties of the human design are so complex, it is not easy at all!

    I think you did a fantastic job on yourself and I think 2011 should be the year you throw out your perfectionism and bring in your enjoyment and pursuit of being uniquely you… that is art!

    Thanks so much for being a part of my new blogging experience. You've been a joy and an inspiration!

    I wish you the best in 2011!!!

    Dark and warm regards,


  2. Although I agree w/Ms. Corpse Cafe, I admit your self-deprecating commentary does crack me up a lot of the time. You probably should stop being so hard on yourself, but at the same time, we are always our own worst critics. As long as you let your perfectionism drive you, but not overwhelm you and keep you stuck. I think what you've done this year shows you are using it to your advantage.

    You were quite the young stud, Vinny. Strangely, it is Vinny Barbarino who you look like here.

    Happy 2011 to you and the lovely lady. Thank you for providing a visual feast for my eyes with your art these past several months.

  3. I think I'm most critical of my younger self. I have more than a few regrets with regards to my youth, especially my college years. While I logically know that I simply needed help and didn't get it, my emotional side blames myself for not being stronger and more self-reliant at the time.

    As for my perfectionism, it has definitely mellowed as I've gotten older. When typing up this post, my mind traveled back in time 20 years to a more anal, idealistic and much less mature state of thinking.

    Camille: Thanks for the kind words and I appreciate your contributions and insights. You've definitely made blogging more interesting for me as well.

    Katn: Thanks for the compliment! I think it was my dad who was quite the looker when it comes down to it. I remember thinking that my portrait reminded me pretty heavily of my brother at the time but, logically, it all leads back to my dad's dominant genes. Hey, I'm glad you've enjoyed my work. It's always encouraging to read your comments.

  4. Wow, I can't believe I missed this over the weekend. This is great! Now I can kinda put a face to the art. I was afraid you might look like one of those hothead dudes. HA!

    Or perhaps you do…

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