Tuesday, November 23, 2010

caricatures- Domo teethy, spongebob shirt , zebra glasses (JULY 2010)

more from the summer at Dorney Park, PA. let me know what you think. crits/ones you liked or didn't always whalecomed!

1. the guy had a great smile :) they had a domo doll and asked if I could draw it. it's funny, I drew 2 domo dolls in people's sketches this season and they were both on the same day. also, what did the cannibal say when it ate a clown?....this tastes funny. bada-bing! I don't know, just random.
2. he said it didn't look like him. I don't know, I think my likeness radar is usually pretty good for the most part. and I think this one is decent enough, maybe not THE best but I think it looks enough like him...whenever someone is pretty adamant that it doesn't look like them, it still makes me question myself even knowing that I'm pretty decent at knowing when I'm off or not.
3. this was a sweet couple, the guy was very affectionate towards her. I shouldn't have put that line above her upper lip--made her look older. you can't see it in the photo but she had crazy long hair. actually, it's prolly not necessary for me to point that out. it's not like I'd just randomly just make someone's hair super long, in which you'd go, "hey, I wonder why he drew her hair so long?! oh that chris, he's so weird..." heh.
4. I liked the way the girl came out, and how the faces flowed together on the page, the grandpa- likeness could have been stronger but it's decentable, I suppose...able...thumbs.
5. I missed on the girl, she kept moving around and usually, I'm pretty good at captchuaring a good likeness on figity folk and lil folk, not so good this time. I liked the other two enough though.
6. drew her too high, weird arm around, oh well, more commas, tried some no marker line for hair, i did like the coloring on her, seemed simplier, comma,
10. I tried pushing this one more...not really sure how I feel about it...think the likeness is sorta there...somewhere...over the rainbow, speaking of! fun colorful background. yay!
12. a nice couple. I love putting "and <---" on t-shirts. I think it's cute, k? heh. they bought a big frame for it too, yay!
13. hmm, could have really pushed it more and was planning on it...but just didn't for some reason.
14. could have given her more forehead.
15. quick demo that he bought.
17. not as happy with the likeness of the guy/made his neck too thick but I liked how the layout came together on this. got the background shape idea from seeing something fellow caricaturist and friend, Sam Gorrie, did in one of her sketches. the background color combo were the colors of the girl's sneaks. usually I draw too big, and think these were good sizes. they were really cool and liked the sketch, and bought a frame with it. then they sucked and returned the frame later on when I wasn't there (still bought the sketch) cause she said she "needed money to eat or she would throw up" which makes no sense. whatever.
19. holy moly, talk about overdoing a background! I tried to fix it and the more I worked on it the more convoluted and worse it got, ha ha.
20. a very nice couple. guy could have better likeness.
21. the mom came back with her other daughter a week later and searched me out to get drawn below which is pretty cool cause then you really know that they were happy with your work.
23. I drew the top one afterwards for fun for meself. the bottom tamer one is what I sold them- WAY too tame and lacks energy and fun. grr.
24. always fun drawing a parent with their kid.
25. simplified their head shapes. song "they" by "Jem" popping up on my Pandora now. good stuff. go listen.
26. quickie.
28. was happy with this one. simple.
31. my co-worker, Jordan, said I should have made his nose bigger. yeah, he's prolly right. I tried pushing the simplification on the girl. was happy with how I did her hair.
34. I was pretty happy with this one. should have done more 3-d floating shapes this season. oh whale...
36. I like the likenessess on thesesse twoss
37. this one kinda got all over the place, needs a stronger layout and design. but likeness and exaggeration were decent.
38.other than the top of the head shape being wobbely, I thought this came out fun.
39. they liked the rainbow background I gave them. see, I pick up on the details.
40. this kid's name was Talon. cool name. we have a rollercoaster with the same name in the park so that's cool too. you know what's not cool? when your 2 roommates eat the last 2 bags of your doritos without asking. for shame.
42. should have made the left one's mouth closer to her nose.

43. kinda an awkward squeeze with her head, prolly should have just extended the woman's body so it's less floaty.
44. this was a fun happy lady. I love fun happy people.
45. she and her dad really liked it. fun silly shirt too.
46. I enjoy drawing a 3 person family with little kid, usually makes for a nice contrast and layout.
47. this was a nice and appreciative family. I was happy with the likenesses.
50. yay, I don't seem to get to draw as many adult couples, to it was nice. thought this was a nice blend of exaggerated and cartoony cute. need to do more of this kind of stuff.
51. she wasn't as pleased with how I drew her eyes. he was cool about it.
52. I had some good lighting so I thought I'd work on the coloring more. thought it came out decent.
53. this was a very fun and playful couple. teasing and goofing on each other the whole time I was drawing them. they asked if I could draw her choking him, heh. then a cicada flew on my easel and the guy got up and put it on his hand. I put a red circle on the photo. also drew it on his shoulder.
54. I like the 3-d shapey of this one
56. he asked to be a dinosaur hunter. I'm not usually the best with drawing body sitchuaations especially right on the spot and ones I've never done before but thought this one came out better than expected and fun enough.

57. top one I drew for myself afterwards. bottom one was what I sold them, they got their kids drawn by a different artist earlier in the day and that artist drew a bit more tame so I didn't feel so bad toning it down a bit this time. actually, the top one woman likeness isn't as good as the bottom.
60. he and his family had a good laugh from this. I'm iffy on this, I feel like it could have been more...something. I don't know, needs something.
62. they bought a frame and as I was framing it up, the dad was asking/telling me that it didn't look like him. c'mon. It looks like you. sheesh. sometimes, ok, I won't be sure or it may be iffy, but I know I got this one.

OVERALL THOUGHTS for the month
So yeah, nothing really too earth shattering this month either, I think overall, this season I didn't really go as crazy or experimental. couldn't really find my groove for the most part. I WAS trying different things and approaches but they were more subtle stuff and most peeps prolly won't see it. I think towards the very end of the summer I did a bit and then at the very end of the season, I started to change my approach and thinking a bit and was happier with my solutions. more pics from August coming up soonish

FREE CRAZY ABSTRACT CARICATURES BY ME!!!! (if you live near Bethlehem, PA that is) so it's looking like I will be drawing free caricatures at Euro Yogurt in the very near future...like in December especially on their "1st Fridays" which is a cool thing where the whole street downtown puts out artsy cool stuff for people to check out and buy and people do artsy stuff. fun and free to check out! check their window for flyers when things become more concrete. or email me if you want particulars and what other days I'll be doing it. ALSO!!! my good buddy and one of the most badass awesome caricature artists, Matt Zitman, will be joining me! seriously, go click on his link to check out his work. and he doesn't even post all the cool stuff he does. oh and we're going to be doing some wild and crazy stuff, this aint your cute caricature deal! :)

some ISCA CARICATURE CON '10/ VEGAS thoughts
Also, just got back from the ISCA caricature convention in Las Vegas. had an amazing fun time! and I actually drew stuff this year, heh. overall, I was happy enough with the stuff I did. got rushed at the end but definitely on the right direction to where I want to take my personal stuff, I think. I'll post those pics when I get to them. I like posting stuff in the order I do them.

Also, I spent a couple days after the convention ended in Vegas, stayed with a friend who lives there, Sam Gorrie, who's also an awesome caricature artist herselfies. seriously, go check out her work and I defy you to tell me it's not radtastic! I got to explore the areas outside the main Vegas strip a bit and I actually really like the area there. they pretty much have everything there I like-- SOO many places to go and TONS of cool places to eat and try. and they have palm trees. I like palm trees. no seriously, heh. AND I met some pretty cool friggin people there too...really wished I could have stayed longer to hangout more...but if the pieces fall together and all goes whale, I might be taking a visit in the next month or so. *fingers crossed*

Figure drawing sketches below!