Saturday, August 30, 2014

Another this another that

Another Moon Young

 Another G Hay

Another Candy Girl

Another Chinese customer

 And Another

And a Brazillian


Friday, August 29, 2014

Night Scene

We did some traveling, me and the lady and her family. I got to paint and hang out with her father some. Here's a little night scene I managed. The nice thing about a night scene is the light doesn't keep changing, but then there's the mosquitoes. I got pretty bit up incase anyone's interested. Both of my tootsies got a big hum dinger right one the top right where the laces would be if my foot was a shoe and those suckers itch like a monkey. Long story short, we got to travel around some and one thing I saw that was pretty unforgettable was out by the ocean, in this sandy mucky beach area there were tons of little shells and some of them were empty and little crabs would shatch them up and walk around with um pretending to be snails. There were so many tiny little crabs out there with and without confiscated shells that I made sure I kicked shoes off real clean because those lil critters were just barely visible but they were definitely there. I keep going on and on with this paragraph because I keep hoping I'll say something worth ending on but it hasn't happened yet. So, I'm looking forward to going to the caricature convention and mostly just being back in America. I can't wait to draw with markettes again. Boy what I wouldn't give to draw a caricature with a nice juicy markette with a good tip. Boy howdy. As long as there's lots of markettes in America, well then, by George Joseph Jones that's the place I gotta be. Wind in my hair, nothin but road ahead of me, one arm out the window, the other texting, and the good Lord steering, by golly. I miss Arby's, for one. And the Taco Bell here doesn't have pintos and cheese. And the Subway doesn't taste quite the same, and Starbucks and the Chinese people. Oh, you know what's funny. If someone, for instance me, were to say something like "Wow there's so many Chinese people here," that might come off like a dumb blonde joke or something but it's the truth. There are lots and lots of Chinese people here for this not being China. And you may just think I'm over accustomed and holier than though, but Chinese doesn't sound ANYTHING like Korean. It sounds like..It sounds like Chinese, and then Korean sounds like..I guess it does sound a little like Chinese... but much quieter. Chinese people are loud. thanks for coming to my blog. Come back anytime. You're always welcome.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Jimmy Crack Corn

 The young German boy who looked like a truck driver

The first middle aged woman Disney Princess

The Chinese lady who looked like a wheel

The perfectly healthy young lad who looked like a trisomy 21

The young boy who looked like a beautiful woman

The little girl who looked like a little piggy oink oink

   It was awesome. He didn't speak any English, and anytime I asked him anything, he'd say huh and lean in and make the expression that I ended up drawing. But I should have made him squinting too because that was part of the expression but I guess I flubbled that up a little.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

distortion and all that kind of talk

  I did a blog post before where I made an attempt at describing what might be the relationship between exaggeration, likeness, and distortion using math notation. It was as follows.

Distortion = Exaggeration - Likeness

either that or..

Distortion = Exaggeration ÷ Likeness

  I also said that, personally, I don't see any use for the word "distortion" in a discussion about caricatures, but the equations were a way for making sense of how distortion could possibly be a meaningful term if amount of exaggeration is seen as being distinctly different from amount of likeness(which is not quite how I see it). But I hadn't thought about this:
If... amount of distortion = amount of exaggeration - amount of likeness
then... amount of likeness + amount of distortion = amount of exaggeration

and this makes it perfectly clear to me how useless that equation is. And the division one doesn't make much sense either. Soooooooo.

I was thinking about this. I do like "distortion" as a very general sort of word to talk about the kind of action that might be exaggeration or might be not, might be deliberate or might be not, might be successful or might be not. I always have to make a long convoluted sentence when I want to express this concept, and anyway, you know, so many times when the word "distortion" is used for caricatures it has the word "just" in front of it. So hear me out now. I think I got it figured out somewhat.
 So all this time...exaggeration was a type of distortion all along. And when people say "just distortion" That means it's all distortion...but some distortion is a specialized kind of distortion called "exaggeration."
   So looking at "amount of distortion = amount of exaggeration - amount of likeness" again, this would have distortion as a type of exaggeration, but it's the other way around is what I'm saying. So what's a good word for "any deviation from exact representation of something." I got a good word for that. How bout "distortion." But I hardly ever hear anybody use a sentence like "That's a fantastic caricature. Most of the distortions are exaggerationary." Nobody ever says that. And nore should they.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Find the Irish

 Great reaction for this one. Wish I had a photo to show ya.

 I messed up on her but I got him pretty good--except I didn't make him real red like he was.

and I made his eyes too far apart

among whatever other mistakes
  Attempting to capture a non smile but also non repose expression such as this one can be a gamble, but I reckon I'm a gamblin man.

 He was blowing on her to cool her off.

 This is the economy version of the couple caricature.

This here couple was really cool and hip. They spoke perfect English which is usually intimidating at first but I was able to shift into my social skills without stalling or grinding the gears.

 Jon and Esther have funny names for a young couple. It sounds more like some of my Grandma's old friends like yeah we ran into Jon and Esther. He seems to be recovering from his gull blatter surgery.

When I draw Korean children I get two chances to see their teeth, when I ask their age and when I ask their name.

Or when they smile of course.


This is a drawing of a young Bobby Dylan. I call him Bobby.

Here's a list of how to name drop classic rockers.

Janey Joplin
Jim Hendrix
Jimmy Morrison
Petey Townshend
Elmo Presley
Ecky Clapton