Tom Lee

Awhile ago I was fooling around with MSPaint and decided to draw a quick image of my co-worker Tom Lee. I was pretty proud of the result and ended up showing Tom.

Tom printed out a copy and brought it home to show his wife, an art teacher. She loved it, so she got a digital copy, printed it on high quality paper, called me up at work, and asked if she could bring it by for me to sign.

And that she did. I signed it. she framed it. And it was given as a formal gift to Tom this past weekend.

Three cheers for MSPaint!

Tom Lee Drawing.

6 thoughts on “Tom Lee

  • 6/4/2007 at 10:13 am

    Oooh, how can I get an original MikeD of me!?

  • 6/5/2007 at 8:10 am

    Well, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Some people’s Mike D portraits work out great, but it’s usually because of either luck or a distinctive feature.

    Take Tom Lee. His mustache and glasses combo are unique, so any picture that’s even remotely close as long as it’s got the glasses and mustache… looks just like him.

    Same thing with my self portraits. Just draw a head, with a softserve hair flip in the front… baddabing.

    Then there’s JonAbad.
    That one worked by pure luck. Sometimes it just works.

    While others, like Kurt worked more because of a distinctive feature.

    You’ll notice that in Sander’s portrait (mentioned in the comments below) I don’t actually show his whole face. That’s because there’s no real notable feature, and I wasn’t particularly lucky on my first attempt.


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