Sunday, September 28, 2014

Free Strange Portrait


I've had this idea for a long time of wanting to try acrylic painting in a live setting. I've also been dying to draw near Seoul Korea's Han River on the weekend which I finally got the chance to do today with my wife, Saemee. It was her first time drawing live in a free type of public set up like this. She was soooo nervous, but I think she killed it. We had a great time and got to try a lot of new things.

I brought an egg timer with me and I asked each customer how much time they had and then set the timer. The max out time was 30 minutes which this guy and three others ended up opting for.

I got a photo of her in 3/4 but I'm not gonna post it cuz you're gonna think I didn't get her good, but I did.

I love this lil space guy.

This one's pretty gruesome but the parents were a lot cooler than you'd think.

That essence
little girl with Alcoholics Anonomous Hairdo

Me an Munyoung'll morn likely be out there Friday or so so be on the lookout. Bring your kids, bring your wife, and bring your husband cuz we're painting everybody at the Han River.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Don't show me your bric-a-brack. If you're gonna put something in front of my face make it worth looking at.


what's this?

That's a caricature I drew of a couple that I feel came out pretty good.

Where's the couple? What do they look like? I wanna see a photo.

I don't have a photo

So why am I looking at this

I don't know

Is that Munyong?


Hahaha. Nice. I like it. 

How do you know Munyong?

You drew him last week.

The week before.

That's right. This is cool. You should draw everybody how they are at their easel.

I should.

Kinda sloppy though.

But then you're my worst critic

I doubt it

 I could be anywhere right now. I could be on Reddit or in the real world

This is a drawing of mine that Munyong copied and then I guess he used the same sheet to do line quality excersizes, and this was very surprising when I found it. It looks very gruesome.

That's pretty funny. Next

You see this?


Can you guess what this started off as?

maybe,...I'm gonna say...people walking around with fifty some dollars and having a pretty good day.

that's nice. That's really funny. You sound like dialogue. This isn't my drawing, anyway. This is by Minok. And it started off as this.

Hahaha. that's a very liberal interpretation. 

This one's by Sujin

And this is by Munyong

Is that yours, I'm guessing?


This is Young Eun's

What's the message in all this?

That is a leap and a half.

The message is whatever you want it to be. There's no message.

That was cool, Aaron Philby.


I feel like the message must be something like...don't draw caricatures.

It's mostly just a neat little game that I wanted to show the results of.

No photo?

No photo

This is cool though. And I like how the umbrella doesn't make sense but it still feels like an umbrella.

That's Sunny! I like that. I do believe you captured her essence. See, I like it when I know who it's suppose to look like otherwise its just cartoons, and not even that.

I like how I made his nose orange.

Your a weird guy, Aaron Philby. Don't ever let anybody tell you different.

Did you notice how she's giving me a look.

You know what? She's giving you a look but he's actually giving you the look, like on Ace Ventura when he's trying to find the guy with the missing diamond and he's in the bathroom at the urinal.

Oh. yeah. hahaha. I can see it.

That's the look. She's looking at you like "are you makin jokes?"

And I was

Was her chin really like that?


Friday, September 5, 2014

Vinculum? I hardly knew 'um.

This is a lovely drawing I did of Minjong on the slowest day ever. I drew it after I wrote the following stuff you're about to read. The picture has nothing directly to to do with the stuff so don't think it's a visual aid or you will become very confused.

you may procede

  I'm sorry. I really am. I promise I'm not bein smart, but I want to share with you, my spam bots, something I thought about that was kind of groovy. First I had this thought:

Ideally, for a caricature artist, the unseen and the always seen get the same treatment.

Then I thought, well that's pretty solid. Maybe I can graph that.

so here's our x axis then

 and our y axis then


Now, as we go from "always seen" and move leftward toward "unseen," we're going to gradually increase because we're going toward more bizarre and unusual and interesting features. Away from things like, his head is connected to his neck. He has two eyes. When he smiles his teeth show. His eyebrows have a space between them.

But when we move in from the opposite side, from unseen, the things you don't draw because they aren't there--things like..he has hair on his tongue, his face is on fire--as soon as you enter from the left axis, into the the "almost hardly ever, once in a lifetime, see" zone--as soon as you move this direction the tiniest imaginable distance, you're immediately in the "should draw" zone as deep as you can possibly be. So the graph goes up like this. 

I think this would have to be aaaaaaaaaalmost a right triangle, but we can't really express it visually, but if we use math, maybe it's like this, but i wish I was more math savy. 

  Here I'm in a situation where if I knew useless geometry more good I could solve this.
   And I don't know if "point zero repeating, one" is an actual number, because I would have to use a Google search to find that out, and I was unable to figure out how to type a repeating symbol on a Mac. The above 9 was done with copy and paste.

One thing I did learn was that the idea of a repeating decimal is actually controversial. Some mathematicians say .9 is actually 1. If we at the blog realm discover that to be the case, you can be sure we'll change it to .99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999. So dont' worry about that.

I use to love math back in 7th grade. And then 8th grade I lost my grip on all of it. It depends so much on the teacher and I did not like my 8th grade teacher's teaching. I need a teacher that says everything with a sly grin out the side of their mouth like they got the scoop. my 8th grade teacher taught like she was doing announcements at a company union meeting.
 And I had a great chemistry teacher, but he said something that I still just don't get. He said "When you're driving, every time a mosquito hits your wind shield your car stops very briefly." Is that crazy?! Of course it is, but from knowing the guy, I know he knows what he's talking about, but it didn't make sense to me then, and it doesn't make sense to me now.