GUEST DOODLEWASH: Charlie by Jenny

Charlie O'Shields by Jenny Kroik

So this was fun! Previous Guest Doodlewasher Jenny Kroik, who was normally doing selfies (check them out here!), decided she wanted to mix things up a bit and start drawing other people. I was honored to be the very first victim! (her word, not mine… she even typed an evil laugh!!)

I guess you could say, now I’ve Been Doodlewashed!! Yay! This was really fun as I had no idea what would come back or when. One moment scrolling through Instagram I see the pic above and think, “hey, wait a minute… I think I know that guy!” Such a cool moment!

And as we know, Jenny is a pretty phenomenal artist with a wonderful, unique style. So it was awesome getting a free portrait by her. I always say that doodlewashing is more fun with friends, and this was a great collaboration! Okay, I didn’t actually have to paint anything this time or do much of anything really, but still it was fantastic.

I told Jenny with my new look in place, I was going to use this as my resume shot for my triumphant return to theatre, auditioning for Disney’s musical, Newsies. (none of that is actually going to happen outside of my imagination of course… but when you try on a costume, it’s fun to dream big!).

But wait! It gets better!! Do you want a free illustrated portrait? Send Jenny a picture of yourself trying on a “new look” (hat, shirt, viking horns, etc.) And she’ll do her best to paint you! Mail your photos to jennykroik@gmail or to Jenny’s Instagram mailbox @jkroik! DO! You gotta try this! 

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36 Comments
  1. Kari 2 years ago

    How cool is that! And you look nightly handsome! I think I mentioned I drew my daughter yesterday and today I drew my son.. She told me I could put it on blog since none of her friends follow my blog, so you can see both of my portraits there. I have actually tried my own self-portrait.. Not easy.. Great job, Jenny and I have another person to follow on IG!! 😊

    • Author

      Yay! Made another art connection! And thanks…😊 I’ll check out your portraits tonight!! That’s awesome! Was afraid you wouldn’t get “permission.” Hehe

  2. Teresa Robeson 2 years ago

    Oh, what fun! What a dashing dude with your jaunty cap! No wonder Philippe was smitten. 😉 I really like Jenny’s light-handed technique. And, gah, that reminds me we’re supposed to do selfies for the 25 and I should remind people!

    • Author

      Thanks!! 😊😊😊 She’s sooooo good at this!! And oh no…selfies?! Gulp! I struggled with my one otherie I tried.

      • Teresa Robeson 2 years ago

        She is very good! Struggles build character, I’ve heard. 😉 I just did mine today. Only 9 more days until selfie day! Get crackin’, mister!

      • Author

        😳😳😳

  3. Jessica 2 years ago

    How fun are you guys?!

  4. artandmoondreams 2 years ago

    Great work, she captured your charm and beautiful smile. Lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    • Author

      Awwww, you’re sweet Huanani! 😊 This was really fun! Don’t you have an outfit you’ve been dying to try on?! DO it! And send her a pic! 😉

  5. Damita M-S 2 years ago

    This sounds like such fun! She seem to capture your fun very well. Nice doodle wash!

    • Author

      Thanks Damita!! I know you have an awesome new hat or outfit you’d love to model and share! You should try it and send her a pic! 😉

  6. Jodi 2 years ago

    Super doodlewashy adorable!

  7. Sand Salt Moon 2 years ago

    Oh, Charlie – this is grand. I almost thought you were serious about the audition. Nice smile! You’ve been totally doodlewashed. What a great thing Julie is doing/does!

    • Author

      Hehe…Jenny is so great! And yeah…I actually thought people would think I’d be crazy enough to try that because it sounds like me so I added the disclaimer! 😊

  8. So nice to put a face to the name, and it’s a great painting!

  9. Jacob 2 years ago

    A sunny and handsome portrait – Jenny didn’t half capture that smile! I love the execution of the hat and the buttons too – those smaller details add so much to it. I don’t wonder you were thrilled.

    Oh, and I was totally buying the audition line, by the way, until you told us otherwise…!

    • Author

      Glad you like it Jacob! Jenny is so good at the details! And…lol… I knew people would take me seriously!! But my singing and acting days are long past. 😊hehe

  10. memadtwo 2 years ago

    You see, we all think you need to be back on the stage…seemed logical to me too! I love the rakish angle of the hat and the devilish smile. Looks like you sound in your writing. (K.)

    • Author

      Hehe…oh no…if you all mention this to my mother she’ll never let up. She still asks me when I’m going to do another show. And it’s been 20 since my last one! Lol Devilish smile, eh…I like that Kerfe!

  11. Beautiful painting of a handsome guy! Way to go, Jenny! 😀

  12. Sharon Mann 2 years ago

    Very handsome portrait!

  13. ann christina 2 years ago

    Wow, this looks great! Love her style of painting, seems so perfect! 😊

  14. amaryllislog 2 years ago

    What a dapper gentleman you are Charlie! This made my morning, its a beautiful portrait!

    • Author

      I’ll give Jenny all the credit here. She made me dapper…hehe. 😊 Thanks Cathe! This was fun to do. You should have Jenny draw you!

  15. kungfunaomi 2 years ago

    Aw WOW! It looks great! It’s a perfect blend between realistic and a tad bit of cartoony!

  16. […] the lovely Teresa Robeson (follow her!). Since Guest Doodlewasher Jenny Kroik already showed you what I look like now just a week or so ago, I figured I needed to mix things up a […]

  17. […] from Guest Doodlewasher Jenny Kroik (her original feature can be seen here). She had painted yours truly a little while back, so it seemed fair to also give Philippe a little J. Kroik doodlewash […]

  18. kirkistan 2 years ago

    How did I miss this? Terrific!

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