Monday, December 28, 2009

My Nephews

Over the holidays I drew my nephews.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Girl with Green Hat

Character design practice. I scanned the sketch into Corel Painter were it was rendered.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Top 10 Most Interesting Faces of 2009

The International Society of Caricature Artists assembled this list.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Sketches

Here are some various practice sketching from photographs in books and other artist's work.

This page has watercolor, crayon, ballpoint pen, pencil and ink. Drew the faces from Robert Beverly Hale's book "Master Class in Figure Drawing" and James Jean's book "Process Recess vol.3". 11" by 15"

Pencil sketches from the "Illustration" magazine issue #25. 11" by 13"

Ballpoint pen sketches from the "American Photobooth" by Nakki Goranin. 9.5" by 12"

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

80th Birthday Caricature

I hope I look this good when I turn 80 years old! This is a gift caricature where I wanted its style to reflect the dapper person. So I did not overly exaggerate it and went for an editorial style. The 11" by 14" illustration was done with PITT artist pens, water color washes and Prisamacolor Col-Erase pencils.
  • I was thinking about the great work of David Levine while drawing the cross hatching.
  • The client sent me a note saying " AWESOME job!!! We love it, it reflects very well his personality... You are so talented! Thank you!"

    Sunday, November 29, 2009

    Thanksgiving Weekend Caricatures

    Was busy this past week drawing at a wedding in Virginia and also drawing the guests at the Grove Park Inn Hotel in Asheville. Here are two of my caricatures.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009

    Caricature Convention Artwork

    I made this video of artwork/artists from the ISCA convention I participated in.
    Go to the YouTube site to see the video in full size.

    Sunday, November 22, 2009

    Family of Three

    This family was fun to draw.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009

    Tilda Swinton Caricature

    On the ISCA forum there is a section called "Let's Draw". For almost a year Jan Op de beeck from Belgium has posted challenges to draw different people on their birthday. November 5th was actor Tilda Swintin and here is my effort done in pencil.

    Saturday, November 14, 2009

    Another ISCA Convention Video

    Here is another video I filmed of the activities at the 2009 ISCA convention. This was my fourth caricature convention and each one gets better. As a member of the International Society of Caricature Artists I have met many new friends. My work has improved by attending workshops and watching the other artists create their artwork.

    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    ISCA Convention Video

    Want to see everyone creating caricatures at the convention? Here is a video I filmed of the ballroom where everyone worked.

    2009 ISCA Convention

    Last week I participated in the International Society of Caricature Artists convention. It was held in Sandusky, Ohio at the Kalahari Resort. Here are my caricatures I created. I was number 149. For a change I did most of my work in watercolor. I also made a shadow box caricature for the 3D category. Watching all the other artist at the convention working hard makes me want to do my best. I was happy with the direction of my work and see room for improvement.

    My wall.

    I am on the left standing with UK artist Paul Moyes.
    A few people mistook me for Paul.

    Experimenting with a overlapping watercolor image.

    My 3D shadow box caricature of Lar Desouza.

    Monday, October 26, 2009

    Alvaro Castagnet Watercolor Workshop

    This past week I attended a watercolor workshop by Alvaro Castagnet.
  • Here is his website.
  • The class was held in Boone, North Carolina at the facilities of Cheap Joe's Art Stuff. I learned a lot and had fun painting. He painted nine demos and two are shown below. During the workshop I drew a caricature of Alvaro.

    * I just learned Alvaro is giving another workshop in Boone,NC on October 24-28 in 2011.
  • Here is the information.

  • Friday, October 16, 2009

    RV Couple

    Here is a commissioned caricature for a nice couple. They are moving to Texas and enjoy RVing. The size of the drawing is 18" x 24".

    Here is the finished color illustration.

    Thursday, October 01, 2009

    White Oak Estates Caricatures

    I was in Spartenburg, South Carolina today drawing caricatures at the White Oak Estate. Here are a few of them.

    Sunday, September 27, 2009

    Jack Davis in North Carolina

    The Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society has their get together here in Asheville,NC this weekend. I met Jack Davis, Nick Meglin and Duck Edwing from MAD magazine. At the Asheville Veterans Affairs Medical Center we drew some of the patients.

    That is me with Jack Davis.