Sander Sholto

Learning to play again.



Narcissism: Before and After

Firstly, I loved this class. You are truly an inspiration, Roman. Thank you taking the time to make these videos. Your style, method and way of approaching your work is brilliant. I'm entirely new to illustration, having not really used a paintbrush since I was a kid. It was fun to play.

My idea:

I have friends who post to social media a lot. I find it strange that we as a society post pictures of ourselves online continually. I wanted to explore validation and narcissism because these two traits are much more prevalent today than when my parents were young. So my before is the sense of needing approval (the anxious face made of erratic lines) and the after is the sense of relief when you've received your daily dose of likes. 

Here are my initial sketches:


And here is the final product. I'm really happy with how this turned out. It was how I imagined it in my head. But, most importantly, I'm eager to keep trying new things. Any tips and tricks are most welcome! 



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