Yesterday I decided that instead of piling change on top of my new, pretty, red washing machine, I'll make a jar for it. I asked my girlfriends for a good poem, and this is what we came up with.
The poem says:
I keep pennies, nickels, and dimes.
I take them all and make them mine.
When it comes to money, I'm not picky,
They all scream, "Camera fund for Nicky!"
For the caricature of me: I made a pinkish oval using the round shape tool. Then I used the brush tool to make my hair in 3 passes. One light thin brushed curly hair pass, one darker blonde thin brush curly hair pass, and one light blonde (the same as the first pass) thick round brush to fill in the spaces so I didn't look like I was balding.
Next I used a slightly darker shade of pink and a soft round brush to give some shadowing to my face- cheekbones and under the sides of the chin. Then I used a small hard round brush to draw in my facial features, neck, shirt, and arms, just like I would if I were drawing on paper. Then I filled in my shirt and pants. Cute, huh?
And I already have 8 cents saved up for that Canon 5D mark II!!