Monday, April 19, 2010

face marks.

these are some stylized drawings of some notable people. i managed to first make heidi klum look ugly, followed by a michael j. fox that has downs, and then threw together a sean penn that is somewhat resembles the hard look he typically wears. i also contributed two drawings of musicians, kurt cobain and jimi hendrix for articles written on their legacies by my friend craig mcnair. i think that these two are somewhat interesting in the use of shape and line, but still believe certain features can be better manipulated and exaggerated. the final two portraits at the bottom are depicting a motown singer and the very important composer steven foster. i am about to start taking classes to do caricature work at a theme park and am struggling on the fast pace that i need to work at. i certainly spent too long on most of these sketches, but thought that there were good aspects to each of them as i try to understand the craft of cartoonish drawing.

Friday, April 9, 2010

new promotional postcard

i haven't really been doing much promotional stuff lately and felt inclined to do something about that. i would say that the hardest thing in doing this was to pick a piece that best exemplifies the kind of work i am planning on doing. i suppose i that by my selection, i am looking to grab some attention with my sketches and the digital color/texture complements. the layout of this piece was already perfect for a 5x7 inch postcard and so i decided to design something around it. i'm going to await printing it until i get some feedback from my peers and before i go and throw money into them. your opinions are greatly appreciated. i have also been working on a bookcase that i need to start painting very soon.
here is a shot of the drawing thus far on the one side.