Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Heri's co-worker

I posted this several weeks ago on the DrawingBoard's Caricaturist's Caricatures thread. There's link in the thread that stockpiles the participants' photos. This one is of Heri's co-worker. I think her name is Heather. Great photo reference.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

ToonWeekly too late!

There's this great, little (for now) website called ToonWeekly.com that has character challenges. Every week they call for everyone to design a predetermined character and they post everyone's submission in a slideshow. I have yet to submit anything. I would have submitted this one in the "rockstar" challenge, but I was way too late.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Colorized Version

So here's an attempt to add color to the sketch from the previous post. I spent more time than usual on the hair, a first. I followed Linda Bergkvist´s Hair Tutorial. Well, I used it as a guide at least. I gotta say doing the hair on this drawing was a project in itself. Lots of fun, though. Neat how it started to come together almost on its own.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lobby sketching

Yesterday I was at the hospital waiting for my wife to get out of "minor" surgery. I thought it was going to be a perfect time to do some live sketching, but the seating arrangement was bad. Luckily they had plenty of those celebrity gossip rag mags. I was able to come up with a couple of quick sketches. The first is Brad Pitt and the second is Lindsey Lohan. There's a likeness to Brad, but Lindsey's image needs some work. I wasn't really going for a likeness actually. I just liked the pose. Hopefully I'll have time to color these. Wish I could figure out the coloring-on-top-of-grayscale method that Jason Seiler often refers to.

Oh and the wife's surgery went well!

Friday, January 18, 2008

So here we are

At long last, I decided to post my drawings, doodles and sketches. I hope you like them. Understand that I'm not a pro at this. I just like to draw. I'll post as many as possible. I encourage any and all comments and critiques. They'll just make me stronger!

You'll notice that these first few are in the header of this blog. They're all I have right now.


Elijah Wood

Simon Cowell