Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Caricature of a 12-Year-Old Girl

I drew this in about 3 minutes last night at a wedding. Don't ask me how this poor girl manages to balance her gigantic head on her teeny body, but she does! But seriously, as my caricature drawings go, I'm happy with this little ink drawing. I have so much fun drawing the body poses - it says so much about the person...the way they sit in the chair. It's my new favorite thing.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hired by companies! (Masterman's & Google)

This family cracked me up - they were making fun of each other the entire time I drew them. The matriarch - "Mom" - (red shirt) was non-stop with the wisecracks. Hilarious!

It's always fun to draw a grandfather with his grandkids. Especially when grandpa's name is "Bumpa".

Sometimes a company hires me to come in and draw the entire staff on one big board, which they later frame and hang in the lobby. It goes like this: I show up, they put me in a conference room, and one by one each employee walks in, poses for about 7 minutes, then gets back to work! (This particular drawing is of the Google staff in Cambridge, MA. I made the drawing on a thick piece of 100% rag drawing paper. I pencil in each face first, since it's a group shot. Then I ink it with an archival ink brush pen, and for color I use Prismacolor Art Sticks. Wala!)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bunker Hill Community College

This is a pretty good example of how my drawings have evolved lately. A little more stylized exaggeration, high contrast, with the body drawn in whatever pose the person happens to be sitting in.

I liked this guy's dignified persona. It would have been wrong to make him "smile" for the picture. (my apologies for the bad Photoshop enhancements - it's hard to balance the lighting levels from some of my iPhone pix!)