Friday, October 12, 2007
National Caricaturist Network Convention
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