Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Park Skitches

This Canadian fellow wanted to be drawn as "Sport Goofy." I had to change some of his features and would rather have drawn him.

Merry Christmas

This is a drawing I did of my wonderful family for my grandma. Dad's not in there, but he's wonderful too.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Merry Christmas, you filthy animal.

This couple as really cool. I should've and could've pushed it further.
customer quote: (sincerely shocked and offended) "Oh that just sucks. I look like that?" And then he began feeling the pudge under his chin. It was just a demo, though.
What I like most about this picture is her shirt coming up in front of her lip.
Demo. yawn. It was freezing today.

This is Chris Daily. He was my supervisor at one point. As you can see, his pants are high.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sketch of a man named Beau and a sketch from a little while ago

This is my new supervisor. He is very hyper.

This is a sketch of a celebrity I did a little while ago. Somebody leave a comment and tell me who you think it is. If you get it wrong I'll know I got a likeness problem.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Aaron draws himself all the time! What a poo!

This is me to the extreme. My opponent is nobody, but this one girl said his face looks like a fig. Of course, his stomach looks like a bottom, and that was not intentional.

This is my little brother. Happy birthday, little brother!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Critiques Welcome

I hadn't mentioned this before, but I'm always open to criticism, so if you have any words you think might be helpful, don't hesitate.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Skitches and funny stuff I write underneath

This is Manny. He likes to jack up faces so I made his nostrils too big.

Upper lip amazingly too dark
This was a demo. I got a comment I never got before, and as usual, the most rude comments imaginable are always accompanied by laughter. His wife said, "You need to keep practicing." (hyuck hyuck hyuck)

This kid said, "draw me with a head cold." Not really.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

It looks just like him. I swear!

It was mad slow today. I did the body first and then added in some kid that sat for a demo. The body took an undersketch and a half . Undersketching is wrong!
It looks just like him. I swear! Stop looking at the Joe Bluhm in the background!

I did this at the end of the day and rushed the color. It's of nobody.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Some Caricatures that Please me

This young lady works at Sea World
They only wanted black and white. I really wish I could've colored it in.

A Gig, a hot dog and a cute little girl

These gals were really having a great time, and that's what's important.
Still-life with Rotting Hotdog and Puddle


Trying really hard to exzaggerate

The male half of this drawing is a failure. I missed the bulk of his cheeks. I just made him look dumb.

I'm happy with this one from a distance. While I was doing it my marker wasn't cooperating and I felt like a rookie.

Two Different Approaches to Caricature

This is my neighbor. I drew him from many photos. This is just one.
This is my first attept. As you can see, I was trying to simplify and generalize, turning him into a machine or something. Even though I wasn't satisfied with this drawing, I think it captured the gist of his personality.
This drawing I was more happy with. It includes very little generalizing and just pulls on those features which need be exzaggerated. The ear is generalized a lot though.

Trying to exzaggerate

Notice how these two faces look nearly identical. That's not good. Caricatures should look different from each other
This guy was a very nice mormon and he wanted to make me a mormon too. But I said no.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I made $19.32 today

This is how babies are. This is sadly not from life, but from my brain.

This sketch goes out to Grigor, who's fat spiderman sketch I just saw. Rather than take on Doc Oc this spiderman is attacking a hot dog vedor who's license has expired. Also I gave Doc Oc eight arms. I had to explain to the kid afterward that that's Extreem Doctor Octupus.

This gentleman is just starting to learn caricatures. He's on the forum, and he's trying to get hold of marketts and stuff. I exzaggerated the bulk of his face to much and didn't push his eyes close enough together. Also he had an unusual mouth thing going on. I should have pushed that but instead I just made him bulky.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Drawing With Nate Kapnitty

Look ma, I'm driddin' funny. If you can't tell, this kid is surfing on a floppy dog.

There's something very unfunny about this caricature.

Caricature of Mez

This is hopefully my first of many caricatures of the amazing Mez.

Slow Saturday

I was rushed on a very cool couple with very awesome faces. Each face was about 7 and a half minutes. They had to get to the dolphin show.

I got a reject. Customer stupidity was not the only reason, as I see it. The face that you see here was correctly exzaggerated, for the most part, but there's no element of fun to the face. This is what a caricature looks like when someone who hasn't been pushing it enough tries to push it. It was going to be a double color face, but the girlfriend wasn't having it.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Last Couple of Days

This took me ten minutes or so. That's quick enough, but it's not the quality that I want. It's a watered down version of what others do much better. There's no depth in the face. I'm a little bit happy with this because it also happened pretty quickly, and I drew the expression that I saw even though the mom was saying, smile honey!
I'm about as satisfied with this sketch as I have ever been with a 30-45 minute sketch. It was slow in the park so I drew the ever cheerful Jared.
A very nosely gentleman kept passing by my stand with his friends, looking interested, and I kept pestering him, saying things like, "I can't wait to draw you." Finally, when I was about to draw a triple color face (the father had to take the little girl off to the bathroom first) this guy comes by, finally ready to get drid. Not very good timing. I had to do this in, like, 5 to 7 mintutes.
These two guys took about twenty minutes all together.

I always get more enjoyment out of working on a caricature with unlimited time, working from sketches and many photographs. I like solving the mysteries of the individuals face, but I think park sketching is just as much a legitamate form of art. Being able to draw fast is part of it and there needs also to be some unique form of excitement and quality to it. This is what I'm struggling with right now, because I would rather take a half hour or forty minutes on a color face, if given the chance, but this type of art has virtually no audience, except for us, the caricature artists. This collection of photos shows a range of these approaches.