Last week, I went to have my portrait done by an illustrator. I thought it would be fun because I realised all the selfies I have looked like this:
I thought for really long about how I wanted my portrait to be done. I really love goma ice cream more than anything else, so I decided that I wanted to be drawn with an ice cream cone in hand. (It won’t melt in a portrait, hurray!) I bought some from Moku-tan, of course. ^_^ (It was so hard to resist eating it before the portrait session…) Anyway, the portrait session was going to be in the artist’s studio, so I had to pack the ice cream, cones and scoop in a cooler bag and bring them all along.
Oh, I also took a photo of the studio, by the way:
I also took a photo of the artist (with permission of course):
The artist was a very nice lady. She told me to sit on the stool in front of a cloudy backdrop so she could start sketching and taking photographs. I asked her to wait a minute for me while I got my ice cream out.
I think I have never sat so still in my life before. I was in a real dilemma because while I was sitting there, I watched with a broken heart as my favourite ice cream melted in my hand… (T_T) It had better be a good portrait!
By the time the artist was done, my entire cone was soggy. She approached me and asked why I didn’t eat the ice cream. I told her I was afraid it would ruin the picture if I moved. She told me she needed to add some finishing touches to the portrait and that she would mail it to me as soon as she was done.
Today, I received the portrait. I don’t know how to express what I feel about it… I like it, of course, but… Here, let me show you what I mean.
The ice cream didn’t make it into the portrait at all. It was neither immortalised in a painting nor did it get in my tummy (where it should belong!). It turns out that the artist thought I brought the ice cream along in case I was bored during the portrait session. (T_T)
I think I am going to Moku-tan’s ice cream shop now for some comfort…
Get Goma-Kun’s Failed Selfies (set of 3) from my store!