Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Marina


Here's a caricature I did of Marina the philologist, who saw the drawing I did of Jill Hanner and wanted one herself. She's going to put it on her show: www.hotforwords.com and research the origin of the word "caricature". I have a couple books which go into this, but I'm curious to see what she will find.
I have one other caricature of her which isn't finished, but which I felt captured her face better than this one. I'll post that eventually...

7 comments:

Jason Seiler said...

Congrats!

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks...it's really not a big deal- it's just a Youtube show.
Anyway, she didn't even like this drawing, so I'm finishing up the other one I was doing.
It goes back to a common mistake people often make by sending a bad photo and expecting it to look otherwise. I probably shouldn't have used it, but I liked the body language and thought I'd try to make it work. Now I'm going to submit to Alberto's next Eye Candy book instead...

Jesse said...

Dude, this is an AMAZINGLY AWESOME drawing!!! So what if she didn't like it, definitely submit it to Alberto's book. And I can't wait to see the other one of her.
What a shame people can't appreciate good art...

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks- I'm glad somebody likes it.
I will submit it to Alberto.
Truthfully, it doesn't capture her face well enough, but that's the interpretation I came up with from the photo I was given.
She could've been a little nicer and elaborated more about the result. Instead, she just said, "my face looks scary!"
I think I have to stop doing free drawings...

Jesse said...

Yeah, I'd say so, dude. Free almost always equals headaches...great job on this. I love the colors especially all the white accents and highlights. They really pop off the paper.

The Keeper's Notes said...

Looks great to me. Looking forward to seeing the other drawing, too.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks- yeah, I'll finish that one up soon- I just want to be done with it.