These are some rough ideas for a self portrait I am working on. It is part of an assignment that I created for a high school art student that Jeff Harter is working with. I figured I would execute the same assignment that I gave her. It is a self portrait created using Collage as the medium. The working space is 12X18. I haven't decided which direction I am going to go with so if you have any opinions on the sketches fire away.



At 9:05 AM, Blogger Matt J said...

Wahey, the Butcher's back! Good to see new stuff from you, but do you really look like a hillbilly?!

At 9:24 AM, Blogger The Butcher said...

Hmmmmmm, hillbilly? I do have long hair, a long shaggy beard, sometimes wear suspenders, and enjoy wearing hats. Would that classify as a hillbilly? I dunno but if yuse dun fined out lemme know. :)

At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Ron Cohee said...

Hey, Ben! These are a crack-up - even the Mountain Dew. Always great to see your style.

At 7:25 PM, Blogger G-Dubb said...

Im thinking top middle. Combines the dew with more dew and lots of more dew. Use lots of dew....Its all about the dew!

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Leeanna Butcher said...

I like the bottom right- just add a suspender in there, show an earring, make that can say Mt. Dew and it says "Ben".

The top middle one is an accurate portrayal of Ben's daily Dew intake, I can vouch for that. :D

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Ron said...

Hi, Ben-
Forgot to give an opinion - I like the center portrait the best, though the playing card one is clever, with the obligatory chips!

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Jeff Harter said...

Dude, Mt. Dew needs to do a commercial with you as their spokesperson. I like the upper left... It's all you. Or do them all, sell them to upper deck.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Christian Robinson said...

These all rock! I think the one in the middle on the left is pretty cool. Ben the playing card : )
So what's new with you buddy? I hope life is treating you good.

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Jeff Harter said...

New, new, new, new......

I want to see something new...

At 10:15 AM, Blogger Antonio Rguez Ledesma said...

I really admire your work!!! you have a new follower from Spain

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Don Coker said...

Butcher, cool sketches. Makes being square cool!


At 9:44 AM, Blogger lorelay bove said...

I love these!
great shapes and design!

At 7:50 PM, Blogger ED said...

Love the style, should do that for your title space above.

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At 6:48 AM, Blogger pakoto said...

buah! amazing works!!

At 4:59 PM, Blogger Vince M said...

Jeez, nothing since May. Don't get me wrong Ben, I understand. But how are we supposed to learn anything if you don't guide us?

All kidding aside, I love this blog and if you check in once a year that's fine with me. I get to see you at DCP all the time anyway. Lucky me!

At 8:32 AM, Blogger Gerald Guerlais said...

Hi Ben !
You have been officially "Sketchtraveled" on the official blog ! Good luck with the 3D paper collage ! I can't wait to see your contribution in this holy Sketchbook ! Welcome on board !

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At 8:40 PM, Blogger Tim Blair said...

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