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It represents more of my fine art in a variety of mediums.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Here's a few more photos from the NCN: Me and Emi with the caricatures we did of each other. She did an amazing caricature them park made out of foam-core with a ferris wheel that actually turned. I was part of the "Horror House"- thus my sharp teeth. There's also one of another Japanese fellow I forgot the name of. His stuff was great, though. Then there's the one I did of Jan from Holland- the last one I did before our time was up and the end of the week.
The last one is one I did of Elgin from memory- just to see if I could do it. It's pastel, and from now on, I'm using pastel paper. I just didn't have any during the trip, and couldn't afford to buy some.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Here's some photos from my first NCN convention which was in Reno, Nevada for a week last week. I met a lot of people, got a lot of drawing done, and expanded my caricature mind...
There were guest speakers (Daniel Adel), contests, and workshops. In the speed competition, I drew 12 caricatures in 5 minutes- but that wasn't enough; the guy who won did 22!! It was a lot of fun regardless of awards.
Here's some samples of the ones I did there. It's always better to see the actual people to understand the interpretation, so I'll try to include the photos when I can.
Unfortunately, I had a string of bad luck when I first got there: I had $40 in my wallet which disappeared somehow (still not sure how), then I went to take more money out and my debit card expired and I couldn't take any more money out! Luckily, my friend, Elgin from NYC lent me some money, and then I sold some of my brush pens to to Lea from Dallas to make some more. She wanted them anyway, and she couldn't get them in Texas, so it was win-win. Then, at least, I could eat for the week- even if it was mostly 7-11 food. So I made it back okay and was able to do a good body of work. It really felt like I was back in art school- just being around a lot of good, creative people and working all day and night consistently. No computer, no TV, no phone- just focusing on our work. It's something I need to do now to get my commissions done- they (Faces and Names) want them (Sarah Silverman and Minnie Driver) done by the end of the month