Sunday, December 23, 2007

Albert Einstein character Design

Character Designs of Albert Einstein I'm currently working on for an Ad Firm in NYC. This gig sure is a lotta fun! I always wanted an excuse to draw him.

Fish eye boy and lady with the shovel chin

This was soooo cruel....but... FUN!

I saw this guy wearing glasses, and my imagination ran wild... EXTREME NEARSIGHTEDNESS! HA! HA! HA!... he definitely wouldnt like this caricature...

The Twilight Zone! Rod Serling Caricature

A few Concept Drawings of Rod Serling here that's part of an animatic for a major NYC Ad Firm. I'm having a lot of fun with this, and it was challenging drawing the "original man in black" in a simplified style.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

30 second caricature!

Spent the day yesterday with Cincinnatti Caricature Speedster, Adam Pate, Master of the 30 second caricature technique.I took Adam for a ride on the NYC Subway where we did some subwaysurfing sketching, and showed him the sights. I got an opportunity to put my new skills to the test today at my gig and on the train. here are the results!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

WPSC 88.7FM Promo

Just completed this promo flyer for radio station WPSC FM In NJ. I bartered on this for 30 days of free airtime so we will see what this gets me...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Back to the drawing board

This is an illustration that a prospective client refused to buy so I sold it to another one! This is the rough for it

Monday, November 05, 2007

Early morning sketch

I had to get up at 4am this morning to do a gig in the Bronx which is like going to a foreign country from where I'm currently living..... I did this morning sketch at around 6am of a fellow commuter who wasnt too happy about getting it, but too sleepy to care! The other sketch ( the one done in brown and yellow) is of a customer who stopped by my stand on Halloween. He had a great face and I redrew him from memory as soon as he left. Still using the colored pencils and im on my 2nd pack now.... gotta get MORE!

Saturday, October 27, 2007


A train colored pencil sketches by subwaysurfer

Here are a few random sketches done on the Queens bound A train on the way home from my gig today at Debs Family Disco.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Saw this reallllly pretty girl on the C local train, and couldn't help making her look more interesting! LOL! It's always a challenge to do extreme caricature on the so called pretty face, because there is sometimes not a lot to grab onto , since the features are so pleasingly balanced. After a few minutes of looking, I did notice how ridiculously curly and long the hair was, how her lips jutted out ever so slightly, and how she had that "dull" expression. I really should have shown it o her just to get her reaction but might have risked her tearing it up!


update on the noostuff...

Just rescanned and added some noo stuff! MAN! I may NEVER go back to using a pen!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Noo stuff too...

Boy am I excited!!! i havent been THIS excited YESTERDAY!! anyways, I did some more experimenting with the modeling technique and the woodless colored pencils and was able to do some MAJOR exaggerations today! i used one from my old sketchbook, but the others were pure subway train surfing! The originals are 11x14 and my scanners too small to show it all, but i couldnt wait to give a sneak peak! I'll show the full monty later!

Noo style

Having a lot of fun doing caricatures with the woodless colored pencils. My approach now is to do a more modeled appraoch, and Im getting a level of realism that I cant quite get just using pure line. The guy reminded me of Johnny Newtron all grown up! LOL! he realllly didnt appreciate being drawn and i kept seeing him look annoyed as I happily sketched him on the number 1 Train! This lady, however actually REQUESTED an exaggerated version of herself and loved it when I gave it to her. She had such a memorable face that I immediately drew her again for my own enjoyment.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

on a roll now baby!

I've been drawing better than ever! I did these caricatures during some down time at Central Park Sunday between customers. i did the initial sketches of unaware subway riders on the uptown "N" Train just before going into the park. Two of the drawings are colored in versions of two previous posts. Im having fun using the colored woodless pencils! gotta get some more!!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

almost got hurt doing these...

I decided to try my new technique LIVE one guy, the german lookin guy in red kept glaring at me, aand the other guy kept flaring his nostrils and getting angrier with those eyebrows!

The surfer meets ... a surfer

I was feeling miserable, fighting the flu , and talking the subway gods for granting me a seat on a Brooklyn Bound number 6 train. I was just about to doze off when I spotted him. He looked magnificent. An older Asian gentlemen who carried himself with elegance and grace, and was chatting with a woman directly across from me. He was a bronze color as if he just left the beach had thinning gray hair neatly combed back, and had a silver mustache the covered his mouth. He looked almost regal and I quickly got out my sketchpad, and starting drawing. He looked up from his conversation in my direction and smiled. I confessed that i was drawing him, and to my surprise he seemed flattered, and positioned himself so I could get a better look. I found out from his traveling companion that he used to be a surfer, which explained his athletic appearance. I gave him a flyer and told him that I would post his picture on my blog on Friday and to be on the lookout for it.
I hope he's reading this now.

back to subwaysurfing, and yes, they're still funny lookin

more live pics

more live pics

here they is...