Saturday, May 29, 2010
I did these sketchcards for the CEC Expo. They are for a fundraiser for the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation (say that three times fast...). It was fun to do. Like the last cards, I had to crank these out pretty quickly but I'm starting to get a feel of how I'd like these cards to look.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Now that I'm doing live caricatures for parties and what not, I make sure I add a "live" sketch or three into my daily drawing. This guy (like most) are just random pictures I find online. Once I start doing some people I know, I'll start taking pics. It's always nice to see the caricature with the person it's supposed to be. I mean, how else can you tell if it sucks or not? LOL
I did this with a Copic but I scanned it in and colored it in Photoshop.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I saw this girl last night walk past me and I knew she was going to end up being a "warm-up" sketch for the next day. Yes, she was pretty smokin' hot in her little black miniskirt but that's not what impressed me. Later that night I saw her dart across the field and I was totally impressed how quickly she could run in 5" heels. Not to mention none of her junk fell out the trunk. I'm thinking she used double sided tape...
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
The TV show V went from a mediocre show that I was surprised I watched every week to a show I can't wait for. It's not great...you know, like True Blood...but it is a lot better and worth watching now. One big shift was Morena Baccarin's character (pictured here) Anna. She was emotionless and pretty boring--which is the nature of the aliens, but bad for TV. Now she's all evil and conniving and what not so...you know how I am about my evil bitches. :)
I did this quickie while pausing the TV. Looking at it now I should have changed (or caricatured) her mouth. Just to sell the fact that she was devastated. I'm just not selling the whole teeth quivering thing here, even though that's similar to how her mouth was in the shot.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
It has been a while since I've been able to make it to the mall and draw. It felt good hanging out sketching again. In Phoenix the temperature is in the 90's and girlies are finally getting back into shorts and tank tops. Truthfully there are weirdos like me that wear shorts year round but ain't nuttin' like Summer. :)
Saturday, May 15, 2010
It's official, two warm-up sketches in the same morning means I don't feel like working today. Scarlett Johansson was pretty hot (though I'd say that anyday) and convincing as Black Widow. I thought she did a descent job. I would have given her arms had I thought I was going to take this drawing this far. Don't look now, two half ass drawings done today.
This morning I decided to paint the Pres in Photoshop. I initially did it on a reddish background but the whole thing was too dark so I just decided to delete it. I did the color without ref and I don't like it. It seems, I should have used ref. Oh well, on to the next one.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I'm looking at doing live caricatures (probably in a retail setting) so I need to not only practice drawing but test media as well. I did a few quick caricatures this afternoon with different pens to paint/color them later. I figured I'd scan in this Obama and maybe play with it in Photoshop later. But for now I decided to post it before I butcher it further with markers or gouache. LOL
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I feel like I haven't posted anything in FOREVER....which is kinda true I guess. About four weeks ago I took on a second non-art job and that was the beginning of my ass whoopin'. Now things are closer to normal and I have time to sketch a little. These were some caricatures I warmed up with yesterday. Just some quickies with a ball point pen.