Wednesday, February 13, 2008

bakk to the pencil

Did these TWO GREAT sketches today and was so excited i could hardly wait to get home and scan them. The first one caught my eye immediately. SHe had this MASS of hair that literally hid her face from the side view. Evey now and then you could see her profile "peek out" from the mound of hair as the train moved. Her whole look had a geometric feel about it and I spent about 20 minutes drawing her from start to finish.
On the return commute home i noticed this yound man had a bulbous nose alost like one of the muppets, and very very tiny eyes. He was trying to look "tough" giving me the "stare" but ended up looking more and more hilarious. It didnt help matters that he had the WILDEST most untamed goatee I'd ever seen on a person his age.


I've been lovin the pencil, but I just CANT let my penmanship skills slide! I worked TOO hard at getting the perfect line quality. These were done with my fave pen, the PITT artists brush pen! I LOVE the lines it makes and this particular one was nice and sharp! I see also that being away from the pen a while actually HELPED my line quality a little more.

Mark Z Man

I went to Fellow NYC Caricature artist/cartoonist, Mark Zman to get some much needed Flash lessons, and snuck this sketch of him while he was busy looking at the monitor. Mark and I have worked together a lot at SARDIS Restaurant, the New York "Mecca" for caricature artists.

numba too pencil sketches

I couldnt find my usual 6b pencil, so I had to rely on the ole number two pencil to do thiese. you really goatta press hard on em just to make an impression.