Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is an old drawing i did of Jon 'Devereaux' Laing, of the NCN forum. Jon's face should be a prereq for learning how to exaggerate a face. man, if you cant draw Jon, then you should hang it up as a caricature artist! I see now that I actuall7y missed some things that i realllllly could have exploited, so I will be re visiting this face.
Had fun with these two. At the risk of sounding cliched,"sometimes you just need to know where to draw the line" LITERALLY, in my case! Reaching into my Hirschfeld roots, I went for pure line quality, using Pitt artist brush pens and Tombo brush pens, on the China Doll, and using a crayola marker for the Buxom Beauty with the curly locks,and big Betty Davis Eyes. I wanted these to have a lively, spontaneous quality, so I drew these two ladies as fast as I could. No pre draw, no net. In the subway folks move so fast, you have to be very decisive regarding where your line is going to be. This can sometimes be a terrifying experience for artists who like to be perfectionists.
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I did this first communion gig in Sheephead Bay Brooklyn that went extremely wello, caricature wise. Every picture was perfect, the people loved them, and I will never forget this subtle, satisfied "good job" look that the host gave me. Putting together a party is such a stressful event and i think we sometimes forget that as caricature aritsts, and when we do a really good job, we make them feel good about hiring us. This is why they recommend us and hire us again.
I found this caricature hiding between the page3s of an old pad and it brought back all the old feelings i had when i drew it I caught this old skool bizness man going to the job on wall street, carrying hisbriefcase, his wall street journal, and wearing his blue "power suit" he looked haggard and worn,amd a little overweitht, not at all like the slick, athletic, cell phone carrying 20-30 something Yuppie go getters you see all the time in the city. Seeing this old guy made me wonder if guys like him even "exist " anymore4 in corporate America. You never really get to see these old guys anymore in the office, at least Ive never seen them in all of the corporate gigs Ive worked in recent years.