Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Happy Face Zombie

Illustration for ToonWeekly. I have already submitted three of the challenges and did not want to miss this one. The theme was Zombie. I started with the hands then added the happy face zombie. In the hands I got carried away with Corel Painter's brushes.

Dusty Sketchbook

These are sketches from a 10.5" by 13.5" bound sketchbook of mine. I bought the sketchbook 8 years ago and was less than a third filled. The baseball sketch was done 7 years ago. So I decided to start drawing in it again. The figure drawings are from this past week.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Clown Spider

The theme for the ToonWeekly challenge this week is clowns. Since there are flea circuses why can't there be clown spiders?
  • Toon Weekly

  • Saturday, January 19, 2008

    Awards Banquet

    This company, the McNutt Service Group, were celebrating their 20 years in business. My self and fellow caricature artist, Bill LaRocque, drew at their awards banquet.

    Friday, January 18, 2008

    Charlotte Caricatures

    Holiday caricatures I did for a office in Charlotte. I met their secretaries and they wanted me to do them for gifts. I could have gone more exaggerated but they wanted them tamer. Click on them to enlarge.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2008

    Exaggerated Figure

    These four charcoal sketches are of the same model. I exaggerated the masses and altered the face and skull. I also enlarged and decreased the hands and feet. While drawing them I was thinking about Pablo Picasso and similar artists. Here are a few links to other artist's exaggerated figures I like.
  • Jeremy Townsend
  • Seo Kim
  • Dan Hay

  • Napkin Sketches

    Drawn at Wild Wing Cafe.

    Monday, January 14, 2008

    Under the Sea

    Ever see a ugly mermaid? She is attracted to the divers round bolts. Character design for the www.ToonWeekly challenge. I used Corel Painter and Photoshop.

    Wednesday, January 09, 2008

    Office Group

    Did these graphic caricatures for the Asheville Mall. They used them in a power-point presentation.

    Sunday, January 06, 2008

    Charcoal Portrait

    "I did not know you could do that!" That is the reaction I get from people who think I only do caricatures and cartoons. I enjoy doing "fine art" and "exaggerated art".

    This is a charcoal study (in black) of a sketch (in red) by Jean-Baptiste Greuze. Found the sketch and article on the artist in the Fall 2007 American Artist:Drawing magazine.

    Friday, January 04, 2008

    Rock Star

    Did this for the Toonweekly character challenge.
    I was thinking about '80s metal rock stars. Skinny screamers with big black spiky hair.
  • ToonWeekly

  • Guess Who?

    Hint... it is not Angeline Jolie.
    One resolution is I will paint more. This is acrylic.

    It is the model Laetitia Casta.

    Thursday, January 03, 2008