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selfless portraits by kaleadora selfless portraits by kaleadora
There's an app on Facebook called Selfless Portraits. You choose one of your own profile pictures, and it is sent to a random person, anywhere in the world, also participating. You are then assigned the profile picture of a different random person in the program, and must hand-draw your version of that profile picture and submit it within 48 hours. I've done 10 rounds so far, and it's really fun. I tried to do something different for every one. Some I like more than others; some got rushed and quality was sacrificed. But it's interesting to work with a deadline for once, and I like making gifts for people I'll never know.

From top to bottom, we have: Tiago, Paola, Nancy, Maxime, Lucas, Liz, Laura 1, Laura 2, Henriana, Floyd, and Andre.
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gcallus Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing! This is such a fun exercise!
kaleadora Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank YOU for the comment! I should do this again, it's a lot of fun.
lantairvlea Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an awesome idea. I love the variety. It'd be interesting to know if this is the order you did them in or not. Some of them are definitely more mature feeling regardless of the detail level. Keep up the most excellent work!
kaleadora Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, this isn't the order in which I completed them. Floyd was actually first, and I wanted to do a crazy rainbow portrait because his picture was black and white. Some of them inspired me less and so I wasn't as into my interpretation. With some of them I ran out of time due to real-life constraints (like a one-year-old son) and had to rush to make the deadline. Floyd, Andre, Nancy, and Maxime are my personal favorites. (Maxime actually made some internet list of creative Selfless Portraits, which made me really proud.)
lantairvlea Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tell me about it! My boy is almost a year and a half, what a handful! They're pretty fun, though.

Congrats on making a list. I think you can definitely be proud of these.
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May 9, 2013
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