Thursday, December 14, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Here's video of me drawing this here! not really much to see but yeah, enjoy seeing me in action, heh. recorded by my good buddy and studiomate, Jason Baroody on his cell phone. He came to visit for the day along with his gal L-dizzle and our buds Peelan and his maiden JN-funk.
these girls were a lot of fun to draw too. they were hilarious to-- laughing, singing , making fun of each while I drew them. made for a great drawing atmosphere and all around good vibes which I really dig. they were also freaking out worried how I was drawing them because people were laughing at what I was drawing...myself included, heh. and they even said to go nuts, hee hee. If I remember, I think their mom said she was gonna use this picture as ammo to show to their future boyfriends, heh.
as for the picture, I liked it cause I pushed it more, but the layout is really off/bad tangents and some things look off but not in the right way, like I mentioned in the previous paragraph. I still don't have much experience drawing multiple people, still need to work on that. overall, I think the more exaggeration I did makes up for a lot of lil things that bugged me/things don't quite "flow" right as a design.
I was pretty happy with the girl. I like the contrast between the two too. the lil kid was ok. It could have had been better design flow. they did love the pic which is always cool.
hee hee, this one cracks me up. one of my favs. this one was one of those times where I was in the right mindframe of just going for it and knowing right away what I was going to do after seeing them. I liked how I did the eyes on the kid on the left. this picture has more of my style, me thinks.
it was funny, after I drew kid on the right, he saw it and his jaw dropped and was speechless then he kept saying "oh my gawd" and other similar shocked words stuff over and over, I wasn't quite sure if he liked it or not but it turned out he loved it. also funny was that both kids got up to watch me as I was coloring it and the kid on the right said "hey, I look like a hand giving the middle finger! cool!" and I soon as he said that I looked at it and thought, "oh yeah, you do....wait, ha ha ha, you look like a twig and berries" it was unintentional, I swear! I had a hard time trying not to laugh after I saw that. The kids couldn't wait to show their parents too, hee hee. although it bugged me that since they weren't siblings they were arguing who would get to display/keep the picture and had ideas of *gasp* cutting out their own caricatures so they could each have it. such blashemy! heh. whatever, I got my photo of it, they can do what theys pleezey.
btw, the black headgear on the small kid's head in the picture, the kid was wearing it when I was drawing him but then when I was drawing the other kid he went on a ride and lost it so that's why he's not wearing it in the photo.
This sketch is crap!
this is the 1st one I did of Brad Bailey, who is our caricature regional manager at Dorney Park and bad ass artist/all-around cool ass dude. He stopped by our park one night and it was really cold and rainy and slow so we drew each other. this was the 1st one I drew of him. this is what happens when my brain isn't working. it's not THAT bad, it works enough in that what I chose to exaggerate is right enough (sorta), but it's bad in that it's very tame and generic, with no "life" or charm or fun or interest or "me" really...it's weird, like my brain is working but not quite and it's not thinking in terms of what I SHOULD be thinking. It's just going thru the normal caricature theories when I should be pushing it and thinking out of the box. and I was really excited about drawing Brad too, because everyone knows that you can just go extra nuts when drawing your fellow caricaturists. I hate when I do pictures like this.
Brad drew me. check it out, I really dig it! to see it click--> ME1 by Brad.after that crappy one I did, I had to do another one, so about 15 minutes after my crappy 1st one, I did the above, I was much happier with this one and really studied his face a bit more and thought about my game plan before I started and as I was drawing it. this still is one of my favs I've done.
after I did the second one, Brad wanted to do another one of me, click HERE to see it! it's awesome!
after I saw the awesome 2nd one Brad did of me, I felt I had to up the ante and do a 3rd one, push it even more. I think this is one of the closest to my normal studio style. it's been a month and I've been doing more live caricatures and I still think this one is prolly the closest. I really should try to do more of this stuff in a live setting...
here's a caricture I did of myself during this time period, more on the tame side, I'll post another one I did more recently using these tool that's more crazy.
I've got more live caricatures coming up from Great Wolf Lodge which is where I'm working now doing caricatures. there's some really crazy ones...and also some crap lame tame ones as well, booo. but stay tuuuuned!
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
this one was fun. another demo that he later came back and bought, which seems to happen to me kinda often.
I know, I totally missed and didn't see that she had red eyes. I suck, I know.
this was a fun couple, it was their anniversary. I thought I captured them enough. btw, he requested to untint his glasses.
these two I did a couple weeks earlier as demos but then later on colored for fun (that's why colors don't match) and they happened to visit the park again to say hi, so I asked if they could pose with the sketches that I happened to have around. fun couple. I missed on the guy, would have done it totally different this time around.
she wanted it tame and nice...always interesting when people don't really get that a caricature is suppose to be fun and silly, but I did do it more tame.
she wanted it more tame as well. I think it came out looking decent for "tame"
this one took a while, the dad asked if I could put the kids in there in the last second, that's why they're so small. They also asked if I could do the "Incredibles" costumes after I already drew the capes, which they don't have. but it came out fun and they seem to really dig it, so that's cool. I goofed on the dad's arm. which wouldn't have looked goofed if I did everything more my own style...I should start just going for that more.
yeah, that guy's face was pretty much a caricature already. add on his huge hat and it was hip hip hooray fun drawing time! heh. I went way too tame on the girl and screwed up her mouth placement though.
a few more pics coming up, where I go the most exaggerated to end my 1st lil stint as a park caricaturist at Dorney park season.
for more pics from this batch that aren't posted on this blog visit my Ten Ton studios caricature thread HERE.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
looking back, I could/should have pushed this way more but it was still a blast to draw. the kids all wanted to make faces as I drew them. awesome. the parents at the last second asked me if I could throw them in, that's why they're so small.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
My 95 page graphic novel: "HYPER DEMENTED TURDLE SHOWDOWN"
It's "Itchy & Scratchy meets Samurai Jack meets Family Guy meets Calvin & Hobbes meets Kill Bill meets Kung Pow meets Ren and Stimpy"
Legend of Liquid Fury: will of the river- "Sci-fi/fantasy kung fu abstrACTION!/ philosophical pulp"
It's controlled insanity, an experimental kickass action graphic novel. written by co-creator and fellow studiomate, Kurt Christenson. We're putting the whole thing on our Ten Ton studios website HERE!
SYNOPSIS: Wulong, a young student of the lost kung fu style, LIQUID FURY, returns to his childhood home only to find it has been destroyed by the oppressive United Corp. and its superhuman assassins. Vowing revenge for the destruction of his home, Wulong sets out to find those responsible and make them pay...
Kurt and I have been working on this book for 4 years and it's been a labor of love for both of us. All 174 pages of the art are now finished (I finished it in Dec 2005). Kurt is currently lettering the book with our new font developed by Richard Starking's Comicraft based off of my handwriting.
here's a very cool quote from writer Joe Kelly after reading our preview book of Liquid Fury:
"Liquid Fury is a mind-bending blend of martial arts mythos and groundbreaking visual storytelling. The little Big Bang signaling a new direction in esthetic and sequential art. It is a remarkable freshman effort by Chris and Kurt, who have effectively thrown down the gauntlet to other creators with their ambitious vision."
-Joe Kelly (writer of: X-men, Steampunk, Superman, cartoon network's "Ben 10" (co-creator) and many more
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Here's some caricature sketches I did of some people from a great art message board I frequent-- www.Drawingboard.org on August 2006. These are kinda tame, I've got a whole bunch of more recent sketches that push it more.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
sketches below are from early Sept. 06 to early October 06
heh, the guy wanted to be on a horse looking unhappy. this one was fun to do. I suck at drawing horses though. check out his dinosaur head size. well, not the T-rex but the Brontosaur one. yeah
This one was fun to do, these girls were great. although the layout is crap, I don't have much experience drawing a group of people at this point. I need more of a game plan. I just winged it. These girls were laughing as they watched me draw each person, wish the other 2 were around to be in the photo. I hate putting words on the picture, cause my handwriting sucks, but they asked.
I like this one. my 1st sketch of a fellow yellow person too! woo! heh. I messed up the shine on the pupils though, uneven.
I like this one. I like doing parent/lil kid combo, fun to play off of the contrast.
one of my very early ones that actually came out decent
the rest are some demos I did at Dorney park of people, except 1st one is from the T.V. show "My name is earl" and 2nd is from the T.V. show "Desperate Housewives"
this is the stand where I work at Dorney Park