Free Crappy Portraits
From 2010-2012, I ran the site Free Crappy Portraits with the help of a team of rotating artists (hi Jen, Sara, and Kristin!) We asked people to send us photos of themselves, along with "a list of your favorite cheeses, a tale about the ever-elusive Sasquatch, or a haiku about roller disco — we aren't picky. Just keep in mind that you'll get a better portrait if you tell us a bit about yourself"
We tackled over a thousand drawings, were featured on Lost at E Minor, KQED Arts. Liberation, and were even a Guardian Pick of the Week! It was incredibly fun and fascinating to peek into the lives of people from all over the world. Unfortunately life got in the way and I had to close down the site but I've never stopped thinking of all the cool people I met there.
I've got some plans to start this up again soon, but in the meantime enjoy some of my favorite FCP drawings!