Saturday, February 9, 2013

Cynthia Sheppard - A Face Only a Mother Could Love

Unlike Scott Brundage's sleepy pitbull, my 4 year old hound mix Gordon is a ball of nervous energy and hate. But yeah, I love him anyway.

Kristina Carroll - A Face only a Mother Could Love

I tried really hard to draw something clever today, but all I wanted to do was make Ogre faces. The heart wants what it wants I guess.

Jaime Zollars - A Face Only A Mother Could Love

Chris O'Neill - Face only a Mother could LOVE

Steve Buscemi is an ugly man, that's for sure! I bet his mother  still LOVES him though....


Scott Murphy - A Face Only A Mother Could Love

I couldn't resist, sorry.

Sarah Gay - "A Face Only a Mother Could Love"

I know this isn't a typical interpretation of, "a face only a mother could love". 

When I was 19 I signed my inexperienced, young, naive, name to my student loans thinking I was borrowing $50k for college...little did I know that they would inflate to over $200k before I was 30 years old.

Albert Lord (former CEO of Sallie Mae) is the face to this ugly company...and I don't even know how this man can look at himself in the mirror, knowing he has robbed an entire generation the chance to:
- own a home
- have children

- etc.

So I figure...
He must have a face that only HIS mother can love...because he's a greedy piece of shit.

::steps off soap box::

Tim Paul - A Face Only A Mother Could Love

I loved the Twilight Zone growing up. I loved it how it would often flip accepted perspectives. In particular, the episode, "In The Eye of The Beholder". A young woman lying in a hospital bed, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure performed by the State in a last-ditch attempt to make her look "normal".

But normal turns out to be pig-nosed, hair lip and heavy bags under the eyes. The operation to make her normal doesn't work, and she remains model beautiful, and is banished to a colony of other abnormal's, like her.
I face that only a mother could love, really depends on your view. 

Jeanine Henderson—A Face Only a Mother Could Love...

While the worst of the snowstorm was happening last night, I stumbled upon "Whisker Wars" on Netflix. A whole season later, I was amazed & a little appalled—I had no idea the beard culture was so dramatic! Haha...But a few guys on the show got me to thinking of today's challenge topic, which led me to think about what a bearded woman would like....and then obviously I thought of the Coney Island Sideshow (because I am completely infatuated with all things Coney Island!) I've done pieces in the past inspired by the sideshow performers, so decided to create another one—this time playing off the kitschy posters at the FreakShow.

Tara Jacoby - A Face Only a Mother Can Love

I drew my cat Ms Jackson. People think she's evil but she's just misunderstood.

Tara Jacoby - Your Brain on Love

Making up for missing yesterdays post!

Ricardo Lopez Ortiz- A Face Only a Mother Could Love

The Lion of Natuba is character from Mario Vargas Llosa's "The War of The End of The World". He was born deformed with very short legs and a gigantic head. He walked around town on all fours, with his large head and long hair. Because of this people called him "Lion".  He was incredibly brilliant and taught himself to read and write. Even though he would read and write letters for everyone in town he was never accepted.

He was almost killed by an enraged father after the Lion had expresses his love to his daughter. He was saved by The Caunselor(A man with a Christ like following) from then on the Lion lived the rest of his days in happiness next to his savior.

Carly Janine Mazur - A Face Only a Mother Could Love

7"x5" acrylic on masonite
I've got these little monsters all around my classroom and the kids love them. Yeah, they're adorable, but I'm sure no one loves him more than his mum!

Terese Nielsen - A Face Only a Mother Could Love


Scott Brundage- A Face Only a Mother Could Love

This is a hyper-accurate self-portrait.

Narciso Espiritu - A Face Only a Mother Could Love

The Phantom of Phantom of the Opera fame

I saw The Phantom of the Opera for the first time last year thanks to my friend Robert Jason Clark. It's probably the best play I've seen, but that's not saying much since I don't get to the theatre as much as I would like to. Like, what happens to Phantom after I watch Wicked?

I regrettably looked up cleft lips on Google for reference. Regrettably.

Drawing this was a lot of fun, though.

Kyle Smart - A Face Only a Mother Can Love

Jeffrey Alan Love - A Face Only A Mother Can Love

Today's theme reminded me of the horribly scarred Sandor Clegane, aka "The Hound", from George R. R. Martin's fantasy series "A Song of Fire and Ice" (better known now perhaps as "Game of Thrones" due to the HBO series).  This is the vision of him that lived in my head while reading the books.

Ricardo Lopez Ortiz- Horacio Quiroga

Here's a portrait of Horacio Quiroga, a fantastic latin american writer who excelled at portraying mental illness, hallucinatory states, death and the supernatural. His book of short stories "Stories of Love, Madness and Death" is incredibly dark and tragic. I highly recommend it

Jaime Zollars - Love is a Battlefield

Ack! I'm totally behind. But I remain steadfast and will try to keep up... For this challenge I had fun drawing military medals for weathering said battlefield  :)