Ouroboros Picture

Finished version of this.

Markus, a character of mine, as an Ouroboros. Yep. Not a whole lot to say about it, other than how much I enjoyed drawing this one. I needed an additional portfolio piece for my college application process (I didn't do this for fun, I legitimately needed to. I'm not ignoring commissions and such and just doing my own work,) and this is something that I've had floating around in my head for a while now.

This is an interpretive self portrait. This is a play on the mythology behind the Ouroboros, a serpent that devours its own tail: this symbol represents Newton's third law, that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Karma, in a sense.
This particular version, however, is of my own creation. The critter pictured here is a character whom I have been drawing for the majority of my artistic career. I use him to represent myself, in a way, and so I consider this a self portrait.

Ballpoint pen + water w/ a small flat brush. Matted in a way that the paper overlaps the edges of the mat.

The way that the edges show up bother me. The little white spots where the paper is jagged. The original looks much cleaner.
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