Friday, July 20, 2012

Natalie Whipple Draws Herself

Before we get to my dare, how about we announce the winner of the 13 books we wish we'd written? Okay? Okay! The winner is:

Kat Vela!!

Congratulations! Please email us at fridaythethirteeners[at]gmail[dot]com and we'll get these books sent!

As for Friday's dare, I decided to take up Candi on drawing a self portrait. In fact, I went the extra mile and drew a couple! First up, we have an anime version of the photo I use online. Tada!



But let's face it, that's not how I really look these days, all perky and done up nice. So I decided to draw me in my usual pose these days—holding baby in the rocking chair. I live here, guys. Thank goodness it's a comfy chair.

And finally, I thought it would be fun if I asked Ninja Girl to draw a picture of me! She is four and already quite the budding artist. As you see, she was nice enough to give me a unicorn horn. Because, why not, right? I could so rock a unicorn horn. She also decided to throw me a birthday party. Ninja Girl is very thoughtful.

So there you have it! My self-portraits complete! Hope you enjoy, and next week Shannon Messenger is up for dare, so leave some good ones for here (or any of us) here.

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Natalie Whipple is a YA writer and card-carrying nerd. Her favorite areas of the nerd realm include anime, Korean dramas, good cheese, and playing mmorpgs with her family. She takes pride in writing the weirdest books she can think of, and her novel, TRANSPARENT, will be out Summer 2013 from HarperTeen.



26 comments:

  1. Insert name here? Lol. Cool pics though!

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    1. That was totally my fault! I was supposed to pass the name along to Natalie and was late. Shame on me. It's up now though :)

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  2. Yes, love the pics. You make me wish I could draw.

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  3. Great pictures Natalie. It doesn't say the name of who won the contest. Is it just me who can't see it or what?

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    1. Nope! It was missing but it's been updated now. Sorry for the mix-up! :)

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  4. WOW! I sure wish I could draw like that! Or....AT ALL!! My picture would look more like the 4-year-old's...except I couldn't draw such an awesome unicorn horn! Sigh. I would LOVE to have a picture of myself as an anime hottie ;-) That's so awesome! But hey, to be honest...I think you look even more gorgeous in the rocking chair with baby. 100%. :)

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    1. Thanks, Holly! It was a fun challenge, especially since it's been a LONG time since I've have the time to draw:)

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  5. I love the pics, Natalie! You are blessed with multiple talents, lady. :) And yeah, I think my picture would look like your daughters...only less on which person I was.

    And HOORAY for Kat! I'm so excited for her! :) Congratulations!

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  6. Great job Natalie, you are so talented in so many ways! It's not exactly fair... :P

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  7. Natalie!! These are amazing. (Especially Ninja Girl's addition to the collection.) :)

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  8. hahaha, I love the Tired Natalie one. :) You *are* talented. You know, I still have my picture of Jetta you drew framed on my dresser. One of these days I'm going to commission another, haha.

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  9. Love the pictures! Especially the one in the rocking chair :)

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  10. Congrats, Kat! I can't wait to send you HOW I LIVE NOW.

    Natalie, awesome art. And the unicorn horn was such a wonderful bonus...

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  11. Love the pics. So cool. Like, Ren, I still have the pic you drew for me of my fairy. I love it.

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  12. Congrats Kat!
    And Natalie, those are awesome! The last is definitely my favorite :D
    Alyssa Susanna

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  13. Awesome pics! And Ninja Girl is fabulous!

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  14. Congratulations to Kat!

    And Natalie, you are seriously talented. Love your self-portraits and also NG's depiction. :)

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  15. Omg so cute! I love them all, but I think the rocking chair one is my fave. :)

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  16. Wow! SO impressive. I love them!

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  17. CONGRATS to the winner!

    Those self-portraits are great. The last one is cute. There definitely is a budding artist there. : )

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