Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Last Week! (The longest post EVER)

I kept my promise to myself and took pictures of every caricature I did this week, and saved them all for a giant post. So here they are, the good, the bad, and the mediocre.

First off, here's two I did on my last day of a couple coworkers.

Jared Stokes

John Simpson

And the mess of the rest.

These I didn't get reference photos of the people.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Today's Sketches

Since it's my last week at Kaman's, I've decided to take pictures of all my sketches. This means my terrible ones too.

So, in order, here's the five sketches I did today.

Mermaid bodies are one of my favorites to draw.

Spot the Jared. Also note the way his goatee only connects on one side. Apparently it just grows that way.

My favorite of the day. The girl wanted to make it very clear to me that she was pregnant, not fat, hence the "baby in here."

Last minute sketch. Rushed it too much, don't really like it. Her eye's all wonky.

Friday, July 10, 2009

A few sketchy things

These are just a few things I've done (fairly) recently that I like.

There's a rhino habitat right behind one of our stands. Unfortunately, you might see the rhino like ten minutes out of a day, so had reference for the habitat, but not for the rhino. One of the first things I colored with my prismacolor marker set.

Just a really sketchy owl.

I've been working text into images lately. I like drawing jellyfish. I'm sad this one is slightly crumpled though.

Christine from the movie of Phantom of the Opera. I was going for cleavage and confusion, which is about all the character ever seems to have.

This post is brought to you by my dad, who gave me his old camera so I can take pictures again.

Friday, June 26, 2009


My camera's not really working now, so I haven't had a chance to post anything for a while.

I did customize a couple of Munnys for a show that's happening at Boba right now, and Jim Reiman was gracious enough to take photos of all the pieces. Here's the ones he took of mine.

There's some awesome pieces at the show, so check it out if you can.

Facebook event page for the show

Jim's Website

Kidrobot's page on Munny

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Ben Bloss = Hades

Did this for Ben before he left to go home to KC. Kara and I were thinking about going to a show he was playing in Orlando the day before he left, but it turned out to be much later and much further away than we thought we could handle.

We ended up watching Disney movies instead, and well...

I find the resemblance uncanny.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Just two more.

I think I missed on the nose a little, but I really like the rest.

Spent a little more time than usual on the coloring of this one. I think it paid off.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

More live caricatures


This girl's family was super nice. I drew all three of them, but this one turned out the best for likeness and exaggeration.

These two had great faces.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Live Caricatures! Plus long promised prints! AND MORE!

Yes, after a long time, I've started taking pictures of caricatures I've drawn in the park again. I've been feeling a little unmotivated to improve art at work, so maybe if I take pictures more, I'll start feeling like I need to progress.

Pros: I actually like this one. I think it looks like the kid, especially around the eyes.

Cons: One of the eyebrows looks like it's about to float off somewhere. I don't know why I did that.

I drew this girl today. She wanted me to draw her striking a pose, but I don't do that stuff (poses/making faces suck. The people go all bug-eyed trying to keep them, and it makes it so I don't have the freedom to do what I want with their features.) She seemed a little sulky, and when I asked to take her photo for my blog, she just sat like that and didn't respond, so I took it for a yes. I'm really not sure if she liked it - but her friends thought it was hilarious, so I'm happy.

Pros: I like the glasses and the lips.

Cons: Messy coloring and I fudged the jawline a little.

This one I'm just including because it's probably the most adorable thing I've ever drawn. The girl had fallen asleep by the time I finished it, so I don't have a reference, but she was just as cute as it looks.

Pros: It's so CUTE. Look at the bee - LOOK AT IT.

Cons: The feet were not planned well.

I'm going to tack on the two prints I've mentioned but kept forgetting to post. They aren't photographing well, so I've given up and here's the best you're getting. Deal with it.

Believe it or not, the colors are a little more florescent on the original.

Another take on a favorite theme of mine. My first print.

And, just to make this post even longer, I'm throwing in a caricature of Demetri Martin I did but never got a background on.

Friday, February 6, 2009

I hate acrylics

I temporarily forgot I can't use acrylic paint to save my life. After a week of trying to work with it(with mostly disastrous results) I painted this of Ben Bloss at art night a week ago.

I like it. I still hate acrylics.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Some of my prints

So, I've been super lazy and not uploading my prints like I was supposed to a bajillion years ago (aka two months) so here's ones I took photos of that DIDN'T come out terribly fuzzy - and I'll get the rest later.

This one's a "colograph," which means we had to build up a plate instead of carving out one - which meant that it was difficult to get sharp lines or clear spaces because we had to smush the colors all over the place. When she showed me the examples, they all looked very primitive, so I decided to embrace that and wanted to do a portrayal of a myth. I kinda just combined a couple of stories I've heard before and made my own. The idea is a hunter shot down a bird, but when its mate sang so sadly he felt compassion for it and took a feather from the bird he shot, fashioning an arrow, and shot it's mate because he knew that was the only way they could be together. When he shot it, there was a rush of wind and both birds flew away and disappeared.

This one isn't near so complicated as the other. To really explain it, you'd have to see another print I did - the teacher asked us to draw something unlike our usual style, so I decided on a house because I'm terrible at drawing architectural things. Then I decided the drawing was too boring - so I looked through some other stuff I did, and found a picture of an octopus I had drawn. I pretty much just drew in the octopus on top of the house for the heck of it, I thought it was funny.

Anyways, our last assignment was to make a set of prints that we'd exchange and everyone in the class would get one. So, I decided to continue the theme from the octopus print, which had been my favorite, and the one everyone remembered. Hence, the jellyfish over a city skyline.

And believe it or not, the green is much brighter than it looks here - more neon, less pukey.