Friday, April 06, 2007

GWL caricatures 24--Amanda the elusive face! argh. (Dec. 2006)




This is Amanda, she's a cool cat. She helped out at Great Wolf during Dec '06 for a few days. I had the hardest time drawing her. Most of the time I feel I can figure out how to solve someone's face but she is one of the few where I tried everything and thought I had it solved but nothing was working right. here are 3 that I just decided to color up. I have a bunch that are in various stages of black and white that super suck big time. I like these 3 pictures as pictures but as far as likeness it's pretty much notta. maybe the 1st is figureoutable. I like the coloring on the 2nd one. that was fun. I made her look pretty creepy though. and the 3rd one too. I'll be seeing Amanda this summer when I visit Dorney park where she is the assistant manager and hopefully I'll do a much better one. especially since it's been 3 months since and I've drawn a ton of live caricatures since. looking at her now, I think I have a take on her...guess we'll see

5 comments:

Nate said...

your mind is JACKED, but thats ok, keep manglin

Steve Willhite said...

Yeah, I have to agree, you didn't get her. You got closest with the first one. I think her cheeks are the attribute to emphasize. She's got a tough face to exaggerate.

chris chUa! said...

nate- thanks! and will do.

steve- yeah, I think I know what I'd do now.

Aaron said...

Hey Chris. I think one of the morales of caricature is that a likeness isn't as simple as copying a face. The way we see each other is a very complicated thing. Your work shows me that you have that in mind. Sweet.

chris chUa! said...

yeah, I still find myself resorting back to trying to do the "right" thing/the logical technical way of caricaturing which can work and be satisfying to an extent, but it's only when I take a chance on something where it doesn't really make sense based on the face at hand, and yet it does, and when that actually works even though it shouldn't, then that's when I feel the most satisfied. it's also the most nerve-wreaking, heh. especially for a paying customer but I've found some methods that help alleve that possible stress.