Me, Myself and I

This new self portrait took me about 7 hours. I painted it with the help of a mirror.
I higly recommend this method, because you really learn much if you just look at the things in nature and accurately analyze them.

Here is a little animation I made with this portrait as foundation :'D
(You have to open it in a new window to see the animation/gif!!)

And some steps:

Finally, some sketches (also several from my new moleskine sketchbook):

 (this one is copied)

See ya :D

Happy New Year! :D

I wish you ~
H ours of happy times with friends and family
A bundant time for relaxation
P rosperity
P lenty of love when you need it the most
Y outhful excitement at lifes simple pleasures

N ights of restful slumber (you know - dont' worry be happy)
E verything you need
W ishing you love and light

Y ears and years of good health
E njoyment and mirth
A angels to watch over you
R embrances of a happy years!