In 2010 I started a project similar to this; it was to be 100 tiny faces drawn in my sketchbook, randomly selected from profile pictures and when completed, the pages displayed as “face book”. Ha ha. Trouble was, it was a lonely pursuit and I fizzled at number 18. This time around, I discovered the wonderful world of blogging and joined the multitude of daily artists working their craft. So I decided to draw the profile picture of those who took the time to comment on my blog with the offer to mail it to them for free if they wanted it. In 20 weeks I had over 28,000 views and 1700 comments. Getting ‘Freshly Pressed’ (featured on the landing page of WordPress) helped out a lot too. I learned that I could actually stick to a schedule and be disciplined enough to see it through. The many comments I received were the fuel that kept me at it each morning, and I’ve met so many really cool people from all over the world! I will post a list of locations that I’ve sent my portraits to when I’m finished mailing….
I will continue to post new work here as I complete it; I have way too many ideas and inspirations stored up, plus I will be putting new work on my website (http://artboy68.com!). I will continue to draw and paint and carve, and will continue to share. Thanks for visiting!
Click here for a convenient gallery of the portraits, and here is a link to a searchable list of all 100 portraits, with links to their blogs. http://artboy68project.wordpress.com/searchable-list-100-portrait-subjects/