Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Central Park Caricatures

Here's a few caricatures done this past weekend at the Park. You can't always tell the point of view I saw from looking at these photos; the people will rarely make the same expression, and the point of view of the camera is obviously a little different than my direct point of view. There is also a time constraint when doing live caricatures- I have to get them in one shot, and I try not to spend more than 5 or 6 minutes on the black and white ones, and 10 minutes on the color ones.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Justin and Nancy

Here's a caricatured pastel drawing of my friends Justin and Nancy for their wedding. I hope they like it...
Sorry for the delay guys.

Jay Z at 7- part 2

Here's the b&w version; they didn't want any shading, so the animator could color it up, if it gets accepted.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Jay Z at 7 yrs. old

Here's a drawing I did today for a possible job on an animated series I saw through Craigslist- thanks to Juliana, Laura, and Jesse for forwarding it to me.
They wanted a rough caricature-sketch of Jay Z as a 7 year old, so this is what I came up with. I might've made him look more like 8 than 7, but sometimes an 8 year old will look seven and vice versa...

Friday, May 02, 2008

Boss sketch

Here's the sketch of Bruce Springsteen- my latest commission for Rumours (55th & 8th Ave.) along with the photo reference. I showed it to one of the owners yesterday and he had no reaction. I'm still waiting to show it to the other and get a deposit, but if he doesn't like it....I don't know. I got a great reaction from one of the bartenders there and a few other people I've shown it to. The only thing the other guys might object to, is that they wanted more of the "Born in the USA" Springsteen look and have the American Flag somewhere on it. My problem with that is that it feels like too much of a cliche' and just way too obvious. It also makes Springsteen seem like a flag- waving Nationalist, which he isn't. He's protested the American government in his songs. His lyrics to Born in the USA are obviously ironic in tone, and have been misinterpretted by such idiots as Ronald Reagan. Sorry, I should say "former idiot".
Anyway, I'd rather show the American colors subtley in different tones in his face to show that he's an American rather than the flag. We'll see what Mike (one of the owners) has to say....