Need Help: Face Sketch Emotion?

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    Jul 19, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    Hi guys, if you could help me I'd appreciate it. An artist friend did this face sketch of me years ago, and I am wondering if I should make it part of the cover art for a book.

    What emotion do you see in this sketch?

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    Jul 19, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    headache - that's why you are holding your head.
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    Jul 19, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    looks as if you don't care that there is a hand growing out of your neck.
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    Jul 19, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidThat's actually a really nice piece of art there Vic. I think you look very content and relaxed there...icon_cool.gif
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    Thanks, I need to know how people see it. Do they see it as sad, or deep in thought, or which?
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    Jul 19, 2010 12:42 AM GMT
    ok, I'm playing again.

    The downcast look and the hand hiding part of your face, to me, look as if you are nervous, embarrassed, unsure of yourself.

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    Jul 19, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    bernd saidok, I'm playing again.

    The downcast look and the hand hiding part of your face, to me, look as if you are nervous, embarrassed, unsure of yourself.



    Thanks, that may be fitting for the book title. The look that is.
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    Jul 19, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidDo you think you dickheads can be serious and not smartasses for once.


    LOL you tell em man!

    Well, I find it looks "happily contemplating" like your thinking of something that happened to you in the past that made you smile...

    I dunno if I think its book cover material though, it doesnt catch my eye, doesnt jump out at me
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    Jul 19, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    he kinda has that look on his face like hes thinking "Oh well" or a sigh ..i cant describe the emotion
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    Jul 19, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    ok, just once...and I'll pretend your not fishing for complaments, because you know you're a handsome man.
    it looks like your content; the perfect combination of ambivalence and worry.
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    Jul 19, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    You look like you've lost yourself in a daydream. Its kind of ambiguous which adds to its intrigue!
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    Jul 19, 2010 12:54 AM GMT


    My first thought was Loving and then tranquil came to mind as well.
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    Jul 19, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    Dr. Gachet with a soup├žon of Egon Schiele.
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    Jul 19, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    Boredom - with a look of "will you please hurry up? I have a dinner date tonight!" icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 19, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    Contemplation, ugh! La cabeza duele.
    Really, all jokes aside, it shows you being lost in thought, and perhaps a bit nostalgic.
  • calibro

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    Jul 19, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    i see... "oh shit, another thread about twinks, age differences, and fetishes"
  • Thomas757

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    Jul 19, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    I see nostalgia.
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    Jul 19, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    contented relaxation
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    Jul 19, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    Emotional pain...
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    Jul 19, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    I see love icon_redface.gif Like you're deep in thought thinking about the guy you love and you get a little smirk on your face thinking about a specific event with him icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 19, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    Looking at the holes in air in front of you.

    Distently watching something, lost in though, on the razor edge between bittersweet feelings and amused ones.
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    Jul 19, 2010 5:08 AM GMT
    The artist gave you a Mona Lisa smile. Enigmatic and happy about whatever the mysterious thought is.

    -Doug


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    Jul 19, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    I see bored...and you hand looks kinda "klunky" to me on the side of your face..idk, maybe its just me, but your hand doesn't seem proportionate to your face in the sketch.
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    Jul 19, 2010 5:20 AM GMT
    minox said
    ...on the razor edge between bittersweet feelings and amused ones.


    That's exactly what my book is like!

    Would seeing that image on a cover, albeit with title art and a few embellishments around it, get you to pick up the book?

    Funny, I always pick up the books that are understated in their design, where I can easily read the title and find out what it's about. At least for non-fiction.
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    Jul 19, 2010 5:23 AM GMT
    So we have peaceful and nostalgic to bored and in pain.
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    Jul 19, 2010 7:34 AM GMT
    Wistful. With a side order of tiniest-cell-phone-in-the-whole-world envy.