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DevID: spex by lily-fox DevID: spex by lily-fox
Probably once a year I do a self-portrait. I feel like this is the most accurate one so far, probably because for some reason I used to always exclude my glasses. They take up such a huge portion of my face and have become part of my comfortable identity. I feel like I look ridiculous without them, when they are pretty ridiculous on their own.

Here’s a cute story about my first pair of glasses.

I was in the sixth grade, and I chose a pair with big, thick lavender frames. I was never a fashionable kid, I just knew what I liked, but let me assure you that nobody thought I looked cool but me. The first day I wore them to school, we played volleyball in gym class. I had a terrible crush on a fifth-grade teacher named Mr. Byers, who was tall and blonde and had an A-plus smile and made everybody feel cool. He had a free period, I guess, and decided to come play volleyball with our class. He was wearing a sky-blue Oxford shirt and tucked his tie into it, between the buttons, which I thought was pretty sexy. He stood right opposite the net from me, gave me one of those killer smiles and said, “I really like your glasses.”

I pretty much fell in love.

materials: pencil, paper + PS8
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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lanagon39 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I've never really thought "oh I wish I had problems with my eyesight so I could wear glasses", but I've always wished I could wear them 'just because'.
Such a gorgeous picture ^^
lily-fox Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
You can! Don't let anybody tell you that you can't wear glass frames as an accessory. You rock what you want to!
DarkWaltzFairy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is absolutely fantastic ^_^!

Also, aww, adorable story ^_^
Doodah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
:clap: !!
RozziBunny Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
N'awww that story is so cute!!
Rose-Emblum Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
That's adorable and I love the vintage look <3

Also, I have the same pair of glasses as you. Except mine are... what do you call it... tortoise? Basically it's just different shades of brown. I wore them to a carnival/fair-thing and earned myself a couple compliments because they were FREAKIN' AWESOME!
kerrikat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. Your hair is so adorable, as is your story. I don't know how you manage to tell such interesting stories on top of being such an amazing artist. Your stories and comments are so honest and without fluff but always draw me in.

Is there a multiplication and division sign on your glasses? ^^;
lily-fox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Ha ha! There ARE math symbols on my glasses, but I'm a huge fraud because I can barely do basic addition in my head. ;D And thank you, I'm so glad you like my little stories. That was a cute one.
kerrikat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol - so you're representing as a math nerd but really you're an arts and crafts nerd. Once they make glasses with a piece of chalk on one side and knitting needles on the other, you'll be set. ^^
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
You're cute :)
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