Monday, June 19, 2006

"She's probably commited suicide by now"

It's not that I really hate to draw teenage girls, but do I always have to be considerate for their feelings? I think your first response is to say no, never tone down your creativity, just because you don't want to hurt their feelings. Unfortunately, I usually do. I'd rather, the guest leave happy, than crying of course. I don't really want someone to be self conscious about their appearance for the rest of their life.
I've gotten to learn certain things about my sketch and the people I draw, so I tend to hold myself back for certain types. I don't neccessarily know if that is a good or bad thing, because I know that generally, taking all things into consideration each time somebody sits down, they are happy with the product. I draw them in such a way, that even they can understand that although they look a little weird, it's supposed to look like that. And when I say, "even they can understand", I mean that it is a fact that the majority of the public, has either had one caricature drawn or none at all, so they are pretty blind to the art form.
Now I'm not implying that I "flatter not shatter", because when I see something I go for it!!! I'd rather exaggerate as heavily as I can every time, making each sketch unique, but I find it exausting and time I guess I'm saying that if a teenage girl were to sit down for a sketch, I will spare her the many years of pain, by simply turning the volume down, and at least making it look like her in a cartoony way, which at the same time gives me a little break.
This is not always the case. For instance on this particualr day, business was steady, but not too busy that I had to go fast, so I had the feeling that I wanted to take my time and be happy with what I was putting out.

"Suicide" Part 2

All of these sketches are in sequential order. Although, she watched me draw the first three, they were not enough to prepare her for the unveiling. She ran away and left her friend to pay for it. The last one I did to make myself feel better cause it kind of bummed me out. ( I wasn't happy with the likeness in these first two but they were fun)

( I liked the way this one turned out. It's too bad I didnt notice the huge shadow on his face)
And here she is

For anyone who reads this, did I go to far or did she have it coming??

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Slow day


This kid just makes me laugh. I always love when someone round wants to be drawn as a superhero, why give them big muscles?? Its way funnier this way. A fat spiderman, crashing into, and taking a chunk out of, the side of a building is absolute hilarity! I admit I was a little nice to this kid, I guess in a way I felt sorry for him. But, there's just something about him that makes me laugh!!...the earrings maybe...just so random

Sin City

This was a really good idea for a double body, as soon as the guy asked me if I had seen the movie, I knew he was on the right track. However, I feel that I totally blew the compostion, I wasn't happy with the girl's likeness at all, and I just could not think of how to draw chaps! But, whatever I didnt actually care all that much. If you're wondering if I charged them for black& white or color, it was just black&white, I decided to shade it in, while he and I were calling our friends to try and find out the name of the the strip club. They were really cool, so I didn't mind doing it, then they bought a frame, so everyone was happy.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

a couple of regulars. some likes and dislikes about both

Friday, June 02, 2006

Drawn by Matt Hylton

This is also my"blowin' on hot soup"face.

Breaking in the sketch

Holy crap, this one had to have taken me like a half-hour, but hey thats what you gotta do , shake off a little rust, put your mind into it. Gotta train the hand to go quicker, while telling the brain to think funnier. BTW, this guy was chewing on a bottle cap??