This week's prompt at Illustration Friday is "Pioneer." To the stars and beyond! Actually, I came close to drawing a cobbler on an ear ("Pie on Ear"?). Fortunately, my inner SF geek won out over my incessant need to make puns (visual or otherwise).
This is also that time of the year when everyone is doing some sort of retrospective. I've put together the following 2009 retrospective of my Facebook profile pictures. Perhaps this is a tribute to the unavoidable narcissism of Facebook (and really, blogging and web presence, in general). But I also find that, seen back to back, they reveal much about not only the changing events but also my shifting aesthetics in 2009. I'm not much of one for chronicling my activities with my profile pic, but I do use it as a place to share new skills and visions in digital art. Prior to finding sites like Illustration Friday, The Green Palette, and Artspark Theatre, my Facebook profile picture was my greatest "prompt" for doing art regularly. And, of course, toward the end of the year I stopped even trying to make those pics look like me.
Anyway, enjoy. And if you have any questions about how I made any of these, don't hesitate to ask.