SOD – Self Portrait

I drew this earlier this morning for the Daily Sketch subreddit. The green gradient either represents a deep philosophical statement on the antagonism between the external Superman self (as represented by the shirt) and the inner death of Kryptonite, or I just like green.

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 44 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

8 Responses to SOD – Self Portrait

  1. Whoa, you just blew my mind, dude…pass the Doritos.

  2. Uhhh… Introspective much?

    ;)

  3. Clearly the green represents the subconscious envy with which we view the archetypal ‘Superman’, coveting his power and the infinite possibilities implied therein. This of course is supported by the emotional ambiguity of the expression on your face, a conflicting visage of simultaneous contempt, respect, loss, and triumph. Truly a masterful image absolutely dripping with subtext. Kudos to you, sir.

  4. I do enjoy dripping, it’s true.

  5. Clearly the background of assorted images of those out of the ordinary -to varying degrees- represents the artist’s inner hopes and dreams, projected into forms born of the imagination. In addition, the superhero symbol on the artist’s shirt shows his admiration for the character, and represents the idea that the ideals of a superhero can be upheld by the ordinary, despite the inability to be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, and turn back time by flying round the Earth so fast that it spins in reverse.

    Truth told, when prompted I love making up ‘deep’ meanings for things right of the top of my head that make very little sense. It’s probably a side effect of taking art for GCSE.
    In reality, it’s very good, and I think really, you do just like green. :)

  6. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the look that crosses Jeff’s face when someone doesn’t name their competition entry according to the rules. The green? Someone’s done it twice. Hulk Smash!

  7. Next on Mythbusters, Jamie tries to fly!

  8. That. Is. Awesome. And Philosophical. And gradient-y. *bows to Jeff*