1.11.08 - Self-Portrait w/ Fossa
Hadn't done a self portrait in ages and was looking for a good warm up . I wanted to do a profile since I have been genetically engineered for caricature. Took a quick snapshot with the webcam for reference and began drawing and painting digitally as I normally would. It came pretty fast and was pretty fun to have a good laugh at myself. Fellow artist , Lars Grant West recently sent me an email with the animal , the fossa. I was fascinated by the creature, and still am. For no other reason except wanting to paint the fossa I threw it in there as well.
I'm sure the animal will turn up again in other paintings- it's the coolest.