Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Viktoria @ Go Figure

Here's 3 colored pencil drawings of the retro-looking Viktoria from last night's "Go Figure".

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Lady J at Go Figure

This is the 3rd time Lady J has been to Go Figure, and she didn't disappoint. She had some great shoes and a feather fan as props, and she couldn't help moving her hips a bit to the "Son Cubano" music. These are all colored pencil, starting with a 2 minute, 5 min., 20 and 2 tens at the end. One of these is a "blind contour" drawing- it's pretty obvious which one...

Monday, June 11, 2007

Carla @ Go Figure- 2

Here's Carla from last night's Go Figure- she's been once before...
She has a great expressive face and a long, skinny body- very interesting to draw. These are all colored pencil.
I was trying to heed Steve Brodner's advice about "swing". He graciously replied to an e-mail I sent earlier today asking for some creative criticism. This is partly what he said:
"I would love to see each element affecting all the other elements more. If one thing is bigger, how than does it change the other elements? Did I ever mention the subway car or elevator? When a new person enters everybody else stands differently. All the things in your piece are dependent in a way on each other. Your work is really good and you should be getting work. But I would keep working on this idea of integration, or Swing; something I always shoot for."

To me, the word "swing" rang true like music- each instrument depending on the other and integrating to create movement, energy, and rythm- like linework, composition, and the individual features of a face working together to create caricature.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sarah on the Mic

Here's the last of the Sarah Silverman sketches (she gets the most out of her mic...) Now, which one to use?

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

More Marina

Okay, the real reason I didn't post more last night was because my scanner was giving me problems and I was tired. Now I fixed it, so here's a few more of Marina from Go Figure on Monday night; the first two are 2 minute sketches, and the last is a five minute caricature of her.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Marina @ Go Figure

Here's the sophisticated Marina from the last Go Figure. I had a few good ones, but this was the best, so I'm just including one this time.