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Tender Age In Bloom
A self portrait in a pop-art-esque style with a sunflower background.
This is a redraw of an artwork I did on the 15th of August, 2006, at the age of 13. It was basically a self-portrait in an anime style derived from reading many How To Draw books. Specifically, How To Draw More Manga by Katy Coope.
In my updated version, I wanted to keep a lot of aspects from the original piece, including:
long brown hair
yellow background, surrounded by flowers
I did change the shirt colour however, to my childhood favourite colour (red).
Once I had finished the flat colours and shading, it still felt like something was missing. So I experimented with dot patters reminiscent of the halftones used in colour printing.
I'm very proud of how I've drawn the face in my revamped version. My grasp of cartoon anatomy has improved over the last 14 years - that's reassuring!