Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Caricature Quick Tip How to Draw Braided hair


Have you ever found yourself horrified frustrated and frozen with fear someone with braids approached you to be drawn at a life event? I sure did! I hated drawing braids so much that I carried scissors in my bag with intentions on cutting them off the persons head! since being a barber is not in my skill set, I had to devise a method for drawing them quickly and easily. Nothing can ruin a caricature more than drawing braids sloppy, especially if its a major part of the persons, visual persona... er... is that even a word? This video goes into one of my methods that not only make drawing braids easy, but also a lot of fun! forgive the quality of the video, I filmed it on my smartphone while waiting for my wife while she shopped at Trader Joes....

2 comments:

Thomas said...

Very nice Elgin, but what I want to know is who held the camera?

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

THOM I held the camera, my Optimus LG Smartphone, alternating left and right hands while balancing everything in my lap. It was a90 degree day, I was stuck in the car with no air conditioning, drawing in between my wives shopping, praying she didn't come back too early and ruin the shoot. At one point, I thought she did, as I indicated near the end of the taping. Overall I'm pleased with that "raw, eyewitness news" quality of the tape, and judging from the views it's getting, folks seem to like it.