Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lee Van Cleef Painting Progress!

so, went the traditional route on this one . just experimenting really, here are the steps so far, having started over after the third. i've also included a digital one i'm doing so i can get the colors right on the painting.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Live caricature practice

some caricaturist caricatures from Drawingboard.org, done as practice for the live caricatures that i'll be doing next month for charity at Relay for Life, i did the same last year, and it was a blast. It's a really fun event and a great opportunity to do plenty of drawings, and for a good cause, you can't beat it.

speaking of, if you would like to make a donation on behalf of my team and I to help out, i would wholeheartedly appreciate it. any amount helps. you can go HERE if you would like to help out.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Finally drawing something

So i went all week without drawing anything. i don't know what it is, whenever i get home for any breaks, i lose all motivation to get anything down. ugh!

Anyway, here's my latest sketch, it's of Lee Van Cleef, of spaghetti western fame. there were a couple others posted at drawingboard.org, and i was inspired to sketch him up, a very caricaturable person. it's very rough at this point, but i think it's got some potential, so I'm anxious to take it to the next step.

stay tuned

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Flight of the Conchords

Hilarious band, hilarious show. i'm just getting around to seeing their first season on DVD, and enjoying the hell out of it.

here's just a quick photoshop sketch i did after watching the show. trying something a little different, not completely successful, but i'm happy with how it turned out. i'd like to do a more finished piece of these guys, they've got such caricaturable faces.

and a few of my favorites from the show and their live stuff.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

House M.D.

Been watching a lot of house lately. did this sketch up while watching, threw on some colors in photoshop.i may take it further.

Is it just me or am i caricaturing a lot of British people, strange, just occurred to me. Whatever, I'm thinking out loud. i need to get some sleep, Finals were killer this quarter and i'm pooped!

Bellamy Final

Done. Finally. I'm pretty happy with it. i tried a few different painting techniques here, mostly w/ textures,so it was a good exercise. hope ya like it, thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Practice makes perfect...

And there's really no better way to practice caricatures than draw other caricaturists. here's some of my latest from e-caricatures and drawingboard.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Slow and steady....

a little more progress on my Bellamy caricature.

Friday, March 13, 2009

More Watchmen goodness...

Yeah, the movie wasn't great, but Silk Spectre's new costume certainly was! Although, i can only imagine, it must be a pain to put on.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


just watching 48 hrs. decided to do a li'l sketch. fun exercise, haven't drawn either of them before.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rorschach...and some Watchmen talk.

So pretty much everyone is having Watchmen drawing jams, thought i might as well contribute. Here's a little drawing that started out just as a portrait of Rorschach, but i decided to go in another direction. It's funny, A year ago i had never heard of Rorschach, or Watchmen for that matter. Then the movie trailers began to surface, all kinds of hype (negative and positive)was floating around. i decided to see what it was all about. so, late last year i went out and bought the graphic novel. It deserves all the praise that it gets, a real masterpiece of literature and art. i've already reread it many times, sometimes just going back over my favorite parts. i was skeptical, much like everyone else, how this could be made into a movie.

!Little bitty spoilers ahead!

Fast forward to last Saturday. Some friends and i went to see Watchmen at the local theater. At this point the reviews were mixed, some loved it, some hated it. so i went in without much bias. the movie was fun, and as a stand alone piece it was a unique, epic, and action packed film, though a bit confusing to my friends. For me, there was no stopping comparing it to the book. in that department it fell short. I was very bored through the entire movie, as it felt like a sort of cliffsnotes version of the book. they tried to cram so many iconic images and scenes of the book in, the missed out on the meat and potatoes of those very scenes. i was especially disappointed in both Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan's origin stories. as a consequence i think the audience didn't know what to think of it, in terms of it's tone. litterally, people were giggling when Rorschach got blown to bits. so i guess what i'm saying is that they aced the aesthetic but totally forgot the pathos, which left me very detached from the film.

i suppose it's not all bad, the movie got a lot of people, including myself to take a look at, and fall in love with, the graphic novel. Some say the comic industry is now just a source for Hollywood to harvest, yeah, but there's also return. the comic book movies get more kids interested in comics.it's not just a one way relationship. of course i'm not basing this on any fact. Personally, this often happens when movies come out and I'm not familiar with their source material, i go out and read the book, comic or whatever before the movie comes out. I did this same thing with 'Lord of the Rings', never heard of it before the movies, but as soon as the first film came out i felt like an expert on middle earth. I think it's a good way to introduce new generations to classics, much like remakes of other movies. even if they are shit, they introduced more people to the original.

Anyway, turns out Moore was right, you can't film this book. at least not without ripping out all that made it worth reading. well, maybe it would have worked as a miniseries. oh well.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I haven't drawn anything new for a while now, I'm a bit of an art slump. Not a good thing. this usually happens when i start worrying more about my schoolwork, finals are right around the corner,and i've been preparing for those like crazy. in the meantime, i've managed to dig up some unfinished sketches and paintings and, well, finish them. here are a couple of those that i've been working on the last couple of days, an update to the Matthew Bellamy sketch i posted a while back and my next star wars caricature that i never finished until now, it's Sam Jackson, obviously, as Mace Windu.

I'll probably have the finished product of that Bellamy sketch up soon as well.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


It is March. That means it's time for March MODOK Madness. You know, MODOK, the Mobile/Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing. He was, and still is the silliest comic book character around. the guys over at MMM, if we're going to use acronyms, have started an annual tribute to this mind blasting monstrosity. this year i decided to join in. here's my first try at him.

and by all means, go check out all the great MODOK art, i added another link over there on the right.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Jessica Biel.

new birthday sketch, This time of actress Jessica Biel, who i've always thought was hot, but now i realize she's kinda goofy looking. good for caricature, i suppose. also, i tried something different on this one, don't know if it's really successful, but i didn't want to be bothered with details, just general shapes, maybe it would be better with color.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Burfday!

Apparently there's this thing going on over on the NCN forum where every day they draw the celebrity who's birthday it is. Well, of course i don't have any money, so I'm not a member. I do, however, have a movie themed calendar. and on almost every day is the name of the movie star/director/whatever who's birthday it is. so i decided to do my own version of this sketch a day thing they have going. i thought it would be fun because it would take out the trouble of picking subjects to draw, they are already picked for me. i think this leads to a different, and more creative mindset when approaching the caricature. so, let's see how long this lasts.

anyways, today is Bryce Dallas Howard's b-day,funnily enough it was her father's b-day yesterday. you might remember her from those awful M night Shamalamadingdong movies, or spiderman 3. here's a quick sketch i did up in sketchbook pro.

there should be more in the coming days, so stay tuned.

c+c always welcome.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

More Bear

turns out i did have something to post today. wasn't entirely happy with my initial try, here are a few more sketches of Bear Grylls.

Me again.

Well, for the lack of anything to post, I'll share some more great caricatures of moi that I've received recently. I'm always surprised that i keep getting new ones, the caricaturist caricatures thread at drawingboard.org is already past 300 pages and still going. it's refreshing to see all the new artists that join and how different their styles are. even better to see yourself represented in all those different styles. and my thread over at e-caricatures is still rolling too, with just as many unique pieces coming in. I've been drawn nearly 90 time, not even counting the many times while working at Geauga lake.

I've tried to link to as many of these artists web sites as possibe, they certainly deserve recognition. i might post up the caricatures I've done of them soon.


Tyson Taumaoe

Jodie Bourguet, who i have yet to draw a decent caricature of, need to get on that. This is her second of me.



Carlos Rubio



wall-ter, yeah, i don't know either.

thanks to all who took time out of their day to draw me, and if i forgot anyone i apologize, let me know and I'll post yours as well.