Friday, September 19, 2008

2:00 in the AM and Im drawing caricatures?

What can i say? when the muse hits you , you got to go for it! Now its time for bed... got these outta my system... gotta get up in three hours to go to a GIG!!!!

These days instead of doing an all out caricature on the train i will do a gesture drawing or a detailed thumbnail and then tear it up when i get home like I did here. The pic at the top of the Arab gentlemen with the hairy lipp kept my fellow passsenger entertained for a couple of stops . The Man I was drawing didnt quite know why we were both looking at him smiling.... that teenage boy with the buck teeth was looking at a homeless man who told a tale of woe that was so shocking that the youth was literally staring at him in slack jawed shock. Needless to say, he gave the man a coupla dollars as he passed by... me, i kept drawing. The two homeboyes were hilarious as always... tring to look SOOOOOOOOO tough that they look like caricatures fo the moods they are tring to embody. Boy do I love the train.

After a lot of practice, using Tom Richmonds,Joe Bulum,Sean Gardner, and Glenn Fergueson's work as inspiration, Im finally beginning to draw teeth a little better and its adding to the caricature. These guys are masters at drawing TEETH.

Taka Watanabe caricature by Subwaysurfer

Just finished this sketch of japanese caricature whiz, Taka Watanabe who posted his mug on the firing squad at the NCN forum and dared me to take a shot. I did and this is waht came out. BANG!!! Taka is a fantastic artist whose work you can see by clicking on this name on the right side of the ole blog here. Take a look at his stuff you'll be adding him to your faves list!

I drew this with a bic 0.7 mechanical pencil on tracing paper. I forgot how great tracing paper is to draw on. It takes to pencil beautifully, you can shade easily with it,correct mistakes immediately, and best of all work on the opposidte side and even out proportions.
I originally planned to draw it on cardstock like I usually do but after playing around with the image on tracing paper, I thought the sketch looked fine the way it was, and didnt want to ruin it by overworking it.