Thursday, December 13, 2007

Caricatures--Mikey C! Gums- a-mania! JuliAHHH!, Me and more! (MARCH 2007)

some friends I drew 9 months ago--

this is the 1st caricature I drew of my friend, Mike Crawford, Kaman's manager at Dorney Park, PA. Mike is a caricature artist as well and his caricatures are friggin awesome! seriously. One of the best live sketches out there. Likeness, exaggeration, fun, cute, line quality, style, body situations out of nowhere that rule with no undersketch, speed, coloring...he's got it all...that bastard :) His sketches make me want to punch myself in the head, I'm a big fan.

anyhoo, this one was fun, it sort of has a different feel and not super crazy, but I liked it enough. I did a much crazier one a couple months ago of him overthrowing the government, heh. I'll post that whenever I catch up with the other hundreds of drawings I still have to put up, heh.

this is Stacie, she came up from Worlds of Fun, Misouri, last year to draw with me last year for a couple of weeks. she's a cool cat!

another one, crazier. less of a likeness though.

this is Stacie and her boyfriend. I was happy with this one. I like how the forehead turned out.

this is Carlos, he works at Great Wolf and is a cool mellow dude. this is one of my favorites.

This is the 1st one I did of my co-worker, Julia. She's silly and fun. Also, she loves to hug squids so she can fill markers with their ink, heh.

This is Ron and his wife. Ron rocks! I tamed it up a little on this one.

this is Jackie. she's cool too. I like the crazy mouf.

1st one I did of the cool-alicious Nikky. also gumalicious! was messing around trying super thick lines. eh.

I thought I didn't quite get what I had in mind on the 1st one so I did another one, eh. not sure this one got it either.

one I did of myself, eh. missed on likeness, but I liked the look of it.

even more coming up, prolly next week!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

GWL: 40 "...or else she'll rip it apart." (MARCH 2007)

This one was fun, I was working with another artist, Stacie, at the time and this guy sat down in her chair and this guy says "draw me outrageous" and Stacie goes "well, you should get drawn by him then" pointing to me. I was psyched! looking at it now, I don't think it's THAT crazy and I could have gone much crazier now, but I still like this one (thanks, Stacie!). The guy liked it and was a really cool guy to chat with. He said he was going to bring his wife to get drawn by me the next day. He did bring her the next day, but unfortunately, I was busy drawing people and guess they couldn't wait that long. This drawing also got me the next one below...

...she liked what I did with the guy above and wanted one like it. yay! I like when I get to go more crazy and then someone sees it and wants one like it.

this one had an interesting story, I was drawing her and almost done drawing her,into the coloring stage and this girl's mom walks over, leans in and whispers into my ear in a very serious tone "if you don't make the cheeks smaller she's going to rip it apart" I just stopped in my tracks, puzzled, as it's drawn with marker and not like I can just fix I just thought- oh well, I can't do anything now and continued to finish it. The girl saw her mom saying something to me and asked "what?" and her mom goes "nothing dear, everything's great" or something similar in a very cheerful completely opposite to what she whispered to me tone. so anyway, I showed the girl the drawing and she loved it! she bought a frame and was clutching the framed piece tightly. I saw her again the next day and she came back saying again how much she loved it. I was pretty happy with it overall, the cheeks are lop-sided which is a habit I have but I thought it was still a fun one.

more pics, more crazier ones very soon!

GWL 39: Wizard, googley eye, stuffed monkey and more! (MARCH 2007)

kinda slacked on the updating process...I've been busy with art and stuff, should be more updates quicker.
here's more stuff from 9 months ago, didn't really go too nuts/nothing really too crazy--

^I like this one, thought it was fun

^I mostly liked how the monkey came out

^check out that snoopy I drew on her shirt, yay.

more crazier ones in the next post, coming up in a jiffy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Caricatures of fellow Kaman'ers @ Punderson's, Ohio (MARCH 2007)

A few months ago the company I work for, Kaman's art Shoppes, had a manager's meeting in Ohio. It was cool meeting and hanging with other Kamans manager's from California and more. During our downtime at night, we drew each other. here's some I drew.

Melissa Murphy from Six Flags, NJ. she's a cool cat and paints my face all scary like, heh. I really like this one too.

Gabe Hunt from Lego Land, CA. Gabe is one cool dude. good peeps, that Gabe. looking at it now, I think I missed on likeness. also check out the close-up, heh...

Trish Kaman. yup, that Kaman. the president of the compay I work for. I like this one. She said that mine is the craziest caricature she's gotten. cool beans.

Connie Ericson from Knotts Farm, CA. She's real cool. draws portraits but also does sweet abstract stuff. she also cuts beverage plassteec to save dolphins- rock on. not sure I got the likeness but I like the star incorporation- word to texas, yo. heh.

the elusive Loy Bouttamy from Six Flags, NJ (I stole his photo from Zitman's myspace, heh) Loy's a cool mellow dude. real smaht too.

crap, I forgot her name. She's from the west coast, really nice and cool. I like this one too.

Dave Cook from Hershey Park, PA. he's one passionate caricature dude.

Monday, September 24, 2007

GWL 38: Big hair, holy teeth, Batman! Tiny hat, Stewie slippers and more! (FEB 2006)

here's more from 7 months ago--

this is one of the earlier group shots of 4 that I've done that I was more pleased with. they loved it, the mom couldn't stop laughing. good times.

placement is off, but I thought this was fun

this is one of my favs.

I really like this one.

ugh. this one turned out tame. I was pretty disappointed, I decided to do another one right after, one where I didn't have any reservations and just did my thang....

this is what that looked like. I saw the nice couple the next day and gave it to them. I was much happier with this one.

check out that tiny hat, hee hee.

she wanted to have the same clothes on and standing in the picture. check out the Stewie (from Family guy) slippers.


one of my favs. I like when I get more graphicy.

I liked this one, except for the coloring. I thought I'd try a different technique and it came out looking eh.

I was really happy with this one. I like the coloring too.

It's always fun when the person wants to make a silly face for you to draw. I should have went more nuts with his face but still, it was a fun one.

this one was fun

eh. I missed on the likeness.

^here's a bunch of more tame/ok ones from FEB 06. lots more pics coming up!