Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My work from the NCN Mini-con convention Ohio! (FEB. 2007)

This past Februraruruary, I attended a National Caricature Network (NCN) caricature mini-convention in Ohio. It was a gathering of about 80 caricaturists from around the country to have an absolute blast drawing each other and having a grand time. It was so much fun. I got a chance to meet (and draw) some amazing artists that I've been fans of and who have been inspirational to me. I've learned a lot from looking at their art from afar/on the net and it's helped me, this being my 1st year being as a live caricature artist.

The style I use here is my more "me" style as opposed to my park/live sketch.

<--that's Jeremy and one of my favorite caricatures I've done. I put his face in his lips, heh.

That's Joe Bluhm and his work is awesome. check it out! I spelled out J-O-E in his face.

^ the ice/rock face/yellow background is of Aaron Philby, who I'm a huge fan of, check out his work! now!

The last one is Brian Oakes, another of my very
favoritist caricaturists! check out his stuff! It's awesome-riffic!!!

I tried something with his caricature, it's franken-Oakes, heh. His face is made up of other caricature artists, see below. I think I lost likeness with the overall of Brian as things got a bit busy...but I liked the idea behind it. I'll have to do a solo caricature of Brian sometime to do the likeness more justice. oh and the black is the suppose to be the squid ink from the "zitman squid/hair" heh.

from top left: it's Gabe Hunt and Matt Zitman as the hair, Sam Gorrie as the left side cheek, Brad Bailey as the nose, Beau Hufford as the right side cheek/also Sam's buttocks, George as more face, Joe Bluhm as the mouth, and Stacy Pierce as the chinny chin.


Joshm said...

Hey man! Awesome work as always! Your style is similar to Picasso (in that it takes forms of a person and accentuates or changes, but still remains the person), except with a more cartoony feel to it. I never really understood why his work is so popular, but see your work progress into what it is kind of explains a little. You got mad skills.

Nate said...

cant believe i missed the calaberation of Brian, thats really cool, hope to see more crazyness like that, im impressed. Goin to the con?

chris chUa! said...

josh- thanks, man! yeah, I definitely want to keep pushing it more into the picasso realm, but not too much :)

nate- thanks, dude! nope, no con for me this year :( but next year I plan on going. have fun jacking people up!