Title: Semi-Self
created on 09 May 16

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Comments on this picture (19):
1. bugoy1 wrote:
 This is a (bad) mixture of Gustave Courbet's "Portrait of a Desperate Man" (Self-Portrait) and my self-portrait.
2. katidid wrote:
 You are too hard on yourself, this is Wonderful!
3. bugoy1 wrote:
 No. It looks nothing like me or Courbet. Double fail. But maybe I can learn from such a disaster.
4. Daydreamer wrote:
 Ditto katidid's comment--this is a great depiction of a desperate man! Perhaps he is distraught, realizing that he is made of trees :)
5. alanator wrote:
 always good to see your work,my friend
6. chelydra wrote:
 good one - wrote that before seeing all the griping above - definitely good, don't fret.
7. mum23 wrote:
 Gotta agree... it immediately caught my eye as a good one too! Love the Treebeard!!
8. AFSOUTH wrote:
 Outstanding & powerful!
9. bugoy1 wrote:
 I appreciate all the comments. There is simply something about it that remains a burr under my saddle.
10. priya41 wrote:
11. hjjr wrote:
 certainly is arresting
12. Normal wrote:
 Never mind what it doesn't resemble...the desperation shines through!
13. bugoy1 wrote:
 Thanks. Maybe my frustration was in trying to do too much in one drawing. I can't expect it to be everything.
14. indigo wrote:
 Ditto Normal! I think it's great! :D
15. 56rosie wrote:
 I agree with Normal! Wow..I am impressed with this pic. Your creative use of negative space is very well done.
16. Login wrote:
 Never mind the burr under your saddle ... this grabbed our attention. Sort out the burr later but in the meantime give the scary movies a rest ...
17. lexa wrote:
 omg - you painted a Courbet - he is just so incredible!! i just adore him.. . (nb - i didn't read the comments at all before writing my comment :) i can see the you in it- and it has the same expression as the Courbet. if you look at it from a dist
18. lexa wrote:
 (oops) from a distance, it is quite expressive and effective. i do understand the "burr" though. . .
19. lexa wrote:
 p.s. it also suggests a bit of "The Scream"and Edvard Munch in general for some reason. . .