Saturday, October 27, 2007
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!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Boy am I excited!!! i havent been THIS excited since....er.... 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!
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.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
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
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.