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July 13, 2011

Giveaway: A Hand-Drawn Portrait of You by Jamie Tao

That's Okat. You may know him as the founder of Doodlers Anonymous. His dark disheveled hair, crazy full beard, distinct eyes and nose - I love capturing it on paper. Like he said, "It's like looking in a mirror, but better."

A face says so much. Ever since I can remember, I have always loved drawing them. My most recent project has been to combine my two favorite things - face and type - to portray a person and the essence of who they are.

This is where the cool part comes in. I'm doing a giveaway. I want to draw you.

For the chance to win a 9"x12" signed, hand-drawn portrait of you, all you have to do is leave a comment below with a quote or phrase that best describes your personality. We'll pick one winner based on the quotes submitted. (This quote/phrase will be incorporated into your portrait.The winner will also have to send us a photo of themselves.)

The winner(s) have been chosen!

With over 70 comments, it was difficult to choose just one winner, so instead I chose two. Good on you. :) Congrats to Josh LaFayette ("My favorite hobby is breakfast.") and Ellie Kneeland ("...like an octopus on roller skates"). Please send over a close-up photo of you so I can see all the details of your wonderful faces.

Thanks for everyone's participation. What a fun way to get to know our members!


And keep on the lookout! We're making these hand-drawn portraits available for purchase in our shop very soon, so you can order your very own.






76 Comments

Katie Masten
Katie Masten Posted Jul 13, 2011
At some point in my life, I swallowed a Sun. And now it dawns and sets in my belly.

Josh LaFayette
Josh LaFayette Posted Jul 13, 2011
My favorite hobby is breakfast.

ella chandler
ella chandler Posted Jul 13, 2011
I'm quite creative but it doesn't really count as i'm a lazy cow.

Rikke Nilsson
Rikke Nilsson Posted Jul 13, 2011
When I grow up I want to be Nick Cave

Rubert
Rubert Posted Jul 13, 2011
You never let me do anything...

Joe Naranjo
Joe Naranjo Posted Jul 13, 2011
"Me cago en mierda"

Erica Yeager
Erica Yeager Posted Jul 13, 2011
I bet you I can.

C M Carter
C M Carter Posted Jul 13, 2011
"The Boy With The Thorn In His Side"

Reason To Be Pretty
Reason To Be Pretty Posted Jul 13, 2011
ןI'm PINK and no one will ever take it from me!

Pim
Pim Posted Jul 13, 2011
I am basic.

Clara Charlotte Roethe
Clara Charlotte Roethe Posted Jul 13, 2011
loves people, books, cats and sneezes like a guy

Justine Woods
Justine Woods Posted Jul 13, 2011
I have a turtle named NIGHTWOLF!

Timothy J. Reynolds
Timothy J. Reynolds Posted Jul 13, 2011
don't panic!

Candyce Moore
Candyce Moore Posted Jul 13, 2011
Without music, life would be a mistake. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Chelsea Slay
Chelsea Slay Posted Jul 13, 2011
I like flavor with my crackers

monse valera
monse valera Posted Jul 13, 2011
"de médico, poeta y loco, todos tenemos un poco"

Chris Piascik
Chris Piascik Posted Jul 13, 2011
What are these, chips?

Boris Melgarejo
Boris Melgarejo Posted Jul 13, 2011
Never underestimate sarcasm

Stephanie Anne Flis
Stephanie Anne Flis Posted Jul 13, 2011
I am as serious as a heart attack!

ella lovely
ella lovely Posted Jul 13, 2011
i think, therefore i am...confused.

Stephanie Anne Flis
Stephanie Anne Flis Posted Jul 13, 2011
@Ella I love your quote

Lally Fider
Lally Fider Posted Jul 13, 2011
Ce qu'elle a dansé, elle a vécu.

It means, "What she danced, she lived."

After being forced to retire from ballet due to an injury, this became my mantra to remind myself that I don't have to wear pointe shoes to live out my passion. So now I use the same passion I used to have for dancing in my life.

Maren
Maren Posted Jul 13, 2011
Wrong in all the right ways.

Abigail Chapman
Abigail Chapman Posted Jul 14, 2011
dit-sy [dit-see]
- adjective -si·er, -si·est. Slang. mildly or harmlessly eccentric; silly and scatterbrained.

Jessica Huebner
Jessica Huebner Posted Jul 14, 2011
Indecision may or may not be my problem.

Robyn de Villiers
Robyn de Villiers Posted Jul 14, 2011
I have a deep fondness for people who are not afraid to be themselves – I am always afraid.

Kerby Rosanes
Kerby Rosanes Posted Jul 14, 2011
Doodle artists really amazes me and I'd loved to be one!.. Your site is really a cool way of artist's expression!

inge hobers
inge hobers Posted Jul 14, 2011
Language is the source of all misunderstandings... (that's why I rather draw!)

Eilish  Owens
Eilish Owens Posted Jul 14, 2011
i wear rose coloured glasses! cause everything is all good!

Kathy Sukeena
Kathy Sukeena Posted Jul 14, 2011
my boss says I'm permanently indignant -- wtf?

Tuomas Kärkkäinen
Tuomas Kärkkäinen Posted Jul 14, 2011
Make love not sense.

susan manocchio
susan manocchio Posted Jul 14, 2011
breath in humor and delight/breath out fear and anger

susan manocchio
susan manocchio Posted Jul 14, 2011
whoops can't spell..........breathe in humor & delight/breathe out fear & anger.........

Erica Williams
Erica Williams Posted Jul 14, 2011
Love spilled like vomit from her lips.

katie flynn
katie flynn Posted Jul 14, 2011
"I'm gonna have a nervy breaky."

Vaughn Fender
Vaughn Fender Posted Jul 14, 2011
Art Circus.

Justine Woods
Justine Woods Posted Jul 14, 2011
I drank gasoline when I was a child

Keelin Corscadden
Keelin Corscadden Posted Jul 14, 2011
How do you spell AC DC ?

(LOL, true story....)

shay gamiere
shay gamiere Posted Jul 14, 2011
I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left...

Irena Krstic
Irena Krstic Posted Jul 14, 2011
Peace, Love, Chocolate. Words to live by.

Bonnie Hickey
Bonnie Hickey Posted Jul 14, 2011
I have this great imaginary world but sometimes I want things to happen for real.

James Remeika
James Remeika Posted Jul 14, 2011
"This is ghostrider, requesting permission to buzz the tower."

ellie kneeland
ellie kneeland Posted Jul 14, 2011
"...like an octopus on roller skates..."


@Shay Gamiere...Love!
@Erica Williams...I would so pick yours!!!

Natto-san
Natto-san Posted Jul 14, 2011
Sometimes it's easier to be an animal when I want a break from being me.

E. Marz
E. Marz Posted Jul 14, 2011
it always starts with a face, I can't help it

rose harries
rose harries Posted Jul 14, 2011
sometimes, I go apeshit and attack.

may chan
may chan Posted Jul 14, 2011
i eat,sleep,breathe,live doodling!

Neelu
Neelu Posted Jul 15, 2011
You have got to find what u love !!!

Berenice
Berenice Posted Jul 15, 2011
If you're reading this make me a sandwich.

Jeannine Saylor
Jeannine Saylor Posted Jul 15, 2011
Zero to panic in 0.0025 seconds

Roslyn Jones
Roslyn Jones Posted Jul 15, 2011
Wrinkles, crinkles, lines
etch my face
from too much sun
in a sunny place
etch my face if you will
but you will need
lots of ink for your quill

colour me pink
or colour me blue
it is up to you what you do

bear in mind
you will be challenged some
as you doodle my one and one half eyes
take this as a gentle warning
so my photo does not surprise

Silvia Di Giovambattista
Silvia Di Giovambattista Posted Jul 15, 2011
It's never too late.

Maria Hegedus
Maria Hegedus Posted Jul 15, 2011
I'm just a girl in the world....thats all that you'll let me be

Sara Anderson
Sara Anderson Posted Jul 15, 2011
I'm eclectic but never normal. Normal sucks.
Thank you for the chance :)

martine mooijenkind
martine mooijenkind Posted Jul 15, 2011
I Dream alot, but i'm not a very good sleeper.

Avery Collins
Avery Collins Posted Jul 15, 2011
I'd be Kurt Russell, with flame thrower in hand.

corey wilson
corey wilson Posted Jul 16, 2011
I'm not anti-social..... I'm just not user friendly

gillian toothill
gillian toothill Posted Jul 16, 2011
save the goldfish.

Tim L
Tim L Posted Jul 17, 2011
Getting lost is NOT a waste of time

Kate Walera
Kate Walera Posted Jul 17, 2011
Life is like photography, you need the negatives to develope.

Roslyn Jones
Roslyn Jones Posted Jul 17, 2011
I have got my act together at last and added a link to my doodling...a right royal mess my imperfect queens have to endure

ledalertz
ledalertz Posted Jul 17, 2011
I got birds in my ears... And a devil on my shoulder...

Emily Herbert
Emily Herbert Posted Jul 17, 2011
I've forgotten what I wanted to say... but I swear it was interesting

Ara Holiday
Ara Holiday Posted Jul 17, 2011
Boo.

samantha alpert
samantha alpert Posted Jul 17, 2011
a poem describing me:

I move as a crowd
mapper of shadows
betwixt and between space
theory rich-data poor
circle livers

a phrase describing me:

lao te se
it means sad wise one

Kiara Acurio
Kiara Acurio Posted Jul 17, 2011
Life never gets any better,only my perception of it does.

Kiara Acurio
Kiara Acurio Posted Jul 17, 2011
I just realized I can only be me

Kiara Acurio
Kiara Acurio Posted Jul 18, 2011
Do I really look like a people person?

Kiara Acurio
Kiara Acurio Posted Jul 18, 2011
Crap,I am anti-social.

Miriam Julianna Sutton
Miriam Julianna Sutton Posted Jul 18, 2011
I wanna live my life
Like it’s a little league game
I don’t care if I win
Just wanna watch some little girl
Get her very first hit
Watch her father cheer so hard
He spills his beer
And decides to quit

Jennette Wilfong
Jennette Wilfong Posted Jul 18, 2011
I don't eat the blue or green freeze pops.

Bradley Fishbaugh
Bradley Fishbaugh Posted Jul 18, 2011
Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Michelle Whatonearth
Michelle Whatonearth Posted Jul 18, 2011
I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work.

Erica Roscoe
Erica Roscoe Posted Jul 18, 2011
Pissing my life away in the form of a song.

ellie kneeland
ellie kneeland Posted Jul 18, 2011
i shower naked

Daniella Schoch
Daniella Schoch Posted Jul 19, 2011
My nickname is LoKoVo based on as radiant as a Lotus flower, very defensive about her sleep as a Koala bear and as prone to passionate eruptions as a volcano. Pretty much sums up the main traits...

 

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