Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Full-body Caricatures






BIN a long,lonely, lonely lonely ...lonely ....TIME.
Some oldies here....

This was a very interesting gig with fellow Toonster, Angie Jordan.
HAD to be 8x10 paper and we were to ask the sitter HOW THEY MET the birthday girl AND WHAT THEY WERE WEARING!-we were then to draw that outfit in the cartoon-60's, 70's, 80's garb etc
Interesting thing is the sitters who were the nieces or nephews and had no idea what they'd be wearing-so we just went with a theme or event of their recall. This was definitely more demanding drawing at smaller size with full body and I approached it more as character design, drawing a lot tighter than my usual loose quick lines, but I really started digging it after 2 or 3. The mars graphic duo was great for this and would really like to do this again.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

McCain-Palin bye bye!



McCain-Palin bye bye!
This was my studio piece for the NCN con. Digital photoshop.
Man, he is fun to draw!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

BACK FROM THE NCN CON 2008!!!







What a BLAST the NCN CON is!
200+ of the world's greatest caricaturists from around the world gather to draw eachother in every stretch possible-no holds barred! Artists from Australia, Belgium, China, Ireland, England, Japan, netherlands, Singapore and more come to compete, network, greet old friends, meet new friends and just share the love of caricature!
The hardest part of these cons for me is to absorb all the inspiration and creative artistic experimentation and
STILL REMAINED FOCUS on a particular project-it's like an overload of ideas that fight eachother to get out of the pen first-this results in having to pick and choose between completing your work or starting more unfinished pieces.
All thru the year there are a few Isolated moments of divine inspiration....at the con, it is a bombardment!
This year I went digital and used plasq's Comic Life to create comicbook pages for my wall.
Here's some pieces (and explanations):

Roger Hurtado-fellow NCNer-and taco eater, also shared the stage with new president Obama in Chicago...and farted.
Adam English-fellow NCNer-and singer songwriter of hillarious caricature songs-with a neck like a flagpole...and a voice like a tadpole.
Joe Bluhm-fellow NCNer-award-winner and amateur dentist-Joe can't do anything besides draw,paint or sculpt-In fact, he's so inept at manual labor he would use a pair of pliers to bang in the screws on his "Nosey" braces. (thus the bloodstains)
Jan & Klaas OpdeBeeck-fellow NCNers-Jan gives numerous drawing classes, and his nephews name is Klaas {pronounced "class") and Klaas" hair is crazy wild, like stink lines-and Jan farts (I couldn't resist the pun)
Mike Giblin-fellow NCNer-guy from England-drinks beer-surprise!?
Niall Oloughlin & Tad Barney-fellow NCNers-Nial-guy from Ireland-drinks LOTS of beer-Tad-runs the Nose Caricature Co.
Nial is more interested in the Golden Lager in Tad Barney's hand then in the Golden Nosey to his left.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

"The Day After the Night Before"




I HAVE TO STRESS THAT THIS IS NOT THE DRAWING STYLE I WILL DO AT YOUR EVENT UNLESS YOU REQUEST IT!
THESE ARE SPECIAL REQUESTS and by special order!
I had a couple of "No-Mercy" weddings & parties awhile ago. These are some of the FUNNEST parties I get to do.
As I mentioned, I do a lot of these "Day After the Night Before" sketches, when you have more than 5-10 minutes to rethink the subject-and try to nail it 100%...kinda like Aha-THAT'S what I shudda done- BUT since these were "No Mercy", I really aimed for ridicule over likeness-though some of the people really did look like this...I will not mention names to protect the innocent- but you KNOW who you are!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

NO MERCY-Love hearing that!





These were from a No Mercy Wedding-BUT they had to be QUick!-No time for the sketchy detail and I had to get 40+ people done-some couples & groups, and it was 100 degrees out!
But this was very cool gig despite the temperature.

Strange but very creative & ORIGINAL idea that the bride came up with-I would draw all the caricatures in a photo book they provided me AND NONE of the sitters got to see THEIR own picture! (they could only see who I drew previously)...nobody took anything home-THAT'S a first for me..
Instead the bride made booklets later and gave them out as Thank yous to their guests!
..that's ONE C(R)OOL THANK YOU!

Thanks & Congrats Magda & Brian!! !

Friday, August 29, 2008

DOes Anybody remember LAUGHTER



TryYIyiYI not to bruse it!...
The REFLEX....

THE REFLEX.. is an only child, he's waiting in the park



More vids & pix of FUN CARICATURE VICTIMS...

GOTTA Luv the guys who tell you what you're gonna draw..."He gonna gimme GIANT WALRUS TEETH!" the one kid says to his bud...actually I was more contemplative of the portly center fellow at the time to even have looked at the guy yet but once he gave me the idea..... Damn! He was right!





More vids & pix of FUN CARICATURE VICTIMS...






So So So Far behind in blogging...
This crowd was really cool and the laughs got louder as the day went on!

GOTTA Luv the guys who tell you what you're gonna draw..."He gonna gimme GIANT WALRUS TEETH!" the one kid says to his bud...actually I was more contemplative of the portly center fellow at the time to even have looked at the guy yet but once he gave me the idea..... Damn! He was right!

Thanks guys, you gave me a LOT to work with!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

FUN with PHELPS


Just caus he's fun to draw.....maybe the fishbone wrist is a little ridiculous though.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

New Caricature Promo Ad


Here's my New Caricature Promo Ad for (hopefully soon) upcoming marketing blitz!