Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bucket List Mind Blown

What can I say.
First, Tom delivered. He is very qualified to teach this class and unbelievably talented. Class was well structured and he is able to instantly hone in on (and help with) your specific weaknesses.

Second we all basically got ours asses handed to us. No matter how good we thought we were.....We weren't. Except crazy man.

I thoroughly enjoyed my classmates work. I really learned from their drawings as well. What a bunch of fun diverse people. The highlight being running into a fellow Army PSYOP'er from 37 years ago. We were stationed at Fort Bragg NC, together and since the Army has so few 81E-Graphic Illustrators, and Tom has only had 5 dozen Caricature Artists this just makes this even more mind-boggling.

Hanging with my nephew Ryan for four days ...well just put a fuckin bow on it. Ya.

Soul food. I just can't say it better. Wow, just Wow.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Two Weeks out from Tom's Class

Desperately trying to improve my skills I have been drawing the sketches in Tom's book. If I was being honest I've probably drawn most of them going on three times. So if you see one and think it's pretty good, by no means think it was a first time-right out of the shoot thing.

So the sketchbook goes Toms book left to right, and my sketches right to left. I really need to step it up on Hair and Bodies. As well as justifying why I'm doing this at all. Or not. :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Mooch

Today's quick sketch the Mooch. Will miss his many faces and colorful language. Not him tho.

Probably more of a sketch than a character, David Wilcox is someone who seems very character-able, and yet I drew him. I will come back to him. This one is a feature warm up. Ya that it.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday's sketches

So ya Prince is ok. But Gene didn't really become a Caricature. Not even a very good representation. Hence the name Wicked. ha ha thud.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Dead Eyes Man

So I keep People Magazine in the studio for caricature references. This sad sad attempt is of Rob Kardasian. For my skill level it's fair. It just doesn't look like him. But hey I'm getting there. What is prompting me to write words on my blog, which is rare, is how dead this guys eyes are. I drew from the cover where he is with his pregnant girlfriend. Way before she gave birth and moved out on Christmas eve, and before his now infamous revenge porn twitter diarrhea restraining order inducing forage into how to make a bad situation worse.

I remember going to my Grandparents farm and looking into a cows eyes and they don't really look back at you like dogs and cats do. He has that same vacant look. Just saying.

Now for some noses.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

He grabs the very Catness

Its not just attitude its their personality, their essence its their Catness he grabs on top of everything else.

I've meet someone

It is no secret Tom Richmond has long been my object of artistic obsession. Still is, however my work with animal fund raising has led me to my new 2017 (first obsession of the year).......
Mr. Georg Williams.
No e.
Please take a moment to enjoy what I have gravitated to as my favorites , out of a prolific career,  as ludicrous at that claim can be in this instance.

OMG made me smile and happy to be alive category.

  Whose a Good Boy

Yes he does the more feline purrrsuasion.
 If you have ever had a cat, you know this look. 

So my goal is to capture the essence of animals like Tom captures people's and Georg has immortalized these animals. Of course keeping my own unique style which is inexperience. But like Neil Adams said tracing is the poor mans art school. No quotations cuz I paraphrased but It was a conversation I had with him first hand.