This is a nice young lady I work with named Katie. She has a loud laugh. I drew her before, back in July. Click here for that if you want.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
International Day of Jackin Faces started with no customers period. Real slow. Then, it kicked in with a bang when some disabled people were rolled in by their caretakers. These people know how to celebrate IDJF! I don't think I've ever had a bad experience with this kind of group. All the people in wheelchairs got drawn in their full gritty glory, and one of the caretakers too. Nate drew her. Here's the young lady that I drew in her pink socks and riding a dolphin.
They all loved the drawings to bits and laughed uncontrollably the whole time. I've had similar situations before, and I've been thinking. I bet what happens is they're wheeling around these really funny looking people that they take care of, and they know they look funny, and their wondering, "I wonder what a caricature of a retarded person would look like. caricatures look bizarre already." It's usually middle-aged, not so attractive women pushing these people around. I bet they're just so curious if the caricature will look like the disabled person, and will it look scary and wierd? It's an intense curiosity that takes over . And when the crazy drawing happens it's like a hilarious cathartic moment for them, especially when they decide to come get drawn on the International Day of Jackin Faces
After that I took my lunch break. When I returned it was slow for a while, so I did this fun drawing of Dan K. I'm pretty happy with it. Nate's done some very good ones of him, so it was hard to avoid some of the discoveries he made.
Then, I drew this baby. It was so sad the whole time, and everytime he noticed me, he started crying. He had a really great frowny mouth. This is probably the most extreme frown shape I've drawn in a park sketch. Check it out, Sam, and everyone else that reads my blog, by which I mean Kev.
Last sketch of the day was this one.
I thought it was gonna be a reject because it doesn't look so cute and cuz of the mouth all gaping, but it looked like her and the body situation turned out fairly dynamic. They bought it. Hooray.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Hope yall had a productive Beast it Day. I got a drawing here of Batman in Pijamas. John K's blog just did an article about wrinkles and a fella named Jack Kirby. They said he made superheros in saggy, lumpy underwear as oppose to "cartoon skin," which means you make the clothes skin tight to the body to help simplify animating issues. So I threw in a couple wrinkles to make it look like the kid's running about town at night in his pijamas, rather than glorifying a muscly ideal.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The big day's comin soon. I hope all you caricaturists and cartoonists got your markers and your brains ready. The above drawing is by Gerald Scarfe, if anybody wonders.
Artists working for Kamans Art Shoppes in Sea World Sandiego are called Beastheads cuz we jack faces and or take pride in our skitches. You come to sea world and get drawn by somebody, even if you're a little nervous and twitchy, and you got all kinds of insecurities with yourself that you've got to share, you're gonna get drawn by a creative mind, and when you leave you'll know what your ugly mug looks like, or more-so. And, since we Beastheads are s' darn cool, we should have a logo. This is my idea. It looks kind of cool and fun like us. I think maybe the SD on the head should be bigger though. Maybe, the blackened eyes is too Gorillaz. It's just a little sketch anywaze.
So, check out the Sea World Sandiego Beastheads blog, and check out all the artist's links. Then, come to SeaWorld and get your face drid by me and everybody else and buy frames.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tall kid and his nanna. She had a real cool face, and was a little stocky, so I was a bit nervous about how she would react to me drawing what I was looking at, which was her face, but it turns out she's okay with her face, and so am I and so was her kid. So everything was okay, just the way it should be. I like it when everything is okay, and it was. She, in her moo-moo, he in his wife-beater.
This is just made up. I like the water and the kid's expression and the interaction between the two.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Right now on Piere Fernandes's Blog there's an awesome caricature of an old man at the bottom left. Yall should check it out real quick cuz its amazing, and you won't be able to see it after he updates again cuz it'll get bumped off the list cuz thats how his blog works. I can't find an "older posts" button. Piere Fernandes is in my links. His drawings are unspeakably cool.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Sam Gorrie, a caricature artist working in Las Vegas came to visit San Diego for a little bit to go to Comicon and also to watch the Beast Heads draw, (that's Sea Worlds caricature artists). It was great having her behind me talking me up to my customers a bit. It increased their confidence and helped me loosen up a bit. She took a picture of this one. I like it pretty well except the hand that's dunking.