Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

cold and rainy

very slow day at work. break out the sketchbook, and draw Matt Fridge!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

some work from work

I think i'm finally getting the hang of the marker...though i still cant get over not using an underdrawing. I guess it's ok since it's not too busy and i they're only demos.

Underdrawing is when you draw out a plan or map of what you want to draw underneath the actual drawing on a separate sheet, and then proceed to draw the 'good drawing' on top. They say it slows you down when you do an underdrawing, and takes away some of the 'magic' of a caricature seemingly appearing from nowhere, which is true..

However I find there still IS SOME magic in seeing 4-5 broad quick lines, guiding you enough to capture likeness. I know it's working to help when non-caricaturists watch from behind and say 'hey that DOES look like him' even though they are very loose structural lines they're seeing, they still recognize their dear friend.

When I underdraw i like to keep it fast, and loose, keep the energy high in the drawing, since the marker tends to draw a little slower, it can start to look static. I tend to underdraw so quickly that it takes less time for me to complete a full drawing with an underdrawing, than without. Without it, i struggle with placing lines in the right place, and exaggeration and i hesitate more..ends up being a much more slow and tedious process for me. Maybe 7-8 mins compared to 4-5.

i guess i have to get over it, and draw straight to paper eventually. Here are some demonstrations to attract some business. No coloured ones were deemed good enough to be posted yet. haha.

The first drawing was done without an underdrawing, and the second was done with one. I finished the old man quicker. hmmmm...

Friday, May 16, 2008

fun with brush pen!

quick session from Starbucks today.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bob Kato!

Here's some work influenced by Bob Kato. Gouache Arnold, and a quick head sketch.

Friday, May 2, 2008

1 month?! tsk tsk!

not the best job in updating the blog frequently. been busy, but i will be updating this baby a lot more often this month. STAY TUNED!