Thursday, January 26, 2012
Been pretty busy, thought I would post a drawing I have just finished...working on it between all the chaos around here. I don't know what movie this is from, but I am pretty sure it is a still from a movie. I really liked the character of this chap...as well as the mood, lighting, and posture of the entire pose.
There is so much to do, and so much I want to do...I feel tired as of late...I hope that doesn't last too much longer.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Here is the latest work in progress. It is based off a photo from 2007 from when I was living out in San Diego with my roomate, fellow artist, and good friend Nick Navatta. I think I am going to change the scale to help out with the relationship and perspective a bit before I start the color...Should be another week or so before I am done, as I have a lot of things going on at the moment.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Here is what I have been up to as far as regular sketching goes. I really want to create something that is more finished...but I just love sketching like this too much. I get a bit sidetracked with this and just the amount of ideas and things that I want to bring to a finish that I kind of sabotage myself a bit.
This orange pen is money...I hope I can find more when this one runs out.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The bottom, right corner is more of a failed attempt at a portrait. It was a really awkward spot/angle the drawing board was at. It felt like the drawing was in my lap...I guess I need to invest in an easel or a drawing table or something. I will need to redo a portrait of him again at some point. These are drawn in charcoal on 18x24 inch smooth newsprint.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Top: Sketch samples for a prospective book project.
Bottom: Caricatures out of my family photo albums.
Well, just trying to mix it up on the bottom one...trying to exaggerate more, and approach things much looser...still not pleased.
I really hope that I am picked up for this book project...it is something I would really be interested in doing. The book is a how to draw tutorial on various subject matters. I want to become a teacher in the near future, and I think this would be a great start into breaking down/perfecting my teaching methodology into a clear, concise manner. We'll see what happens.
Speaking of great instruction/tutorials...I just bought Tom Richmond's book, "The Mad Art of Caricature: A Serious Guide to Drawing Funny Faces." My assessment after just looking at the art and tutorials...this book is a must have for every artist, illustrator, and especially, caricaturist!
I plan to use this book as a reminder and inspiration to help further my understanding of exaggeration as well as core principles.
Next on my list...Ron Lemen's DVDs on portraiture...must have.
Then...Joe Bluhm's book...long overdue.