Monday, August 28, 2006

Spritle and Jayce (from The Wheeled Warriors)...

Here's my post for my R3 "This week" entry for this week. It was supposed to be just Jayce from "Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors" but who am I to stick to rules? Thought I'd do a spoof of what child hood cartoon characters might have to go through as an "adult" so I chose Spritle as I figured he'd be a hard luck case if he was "real".


Listening to REO Speedwagon's "Keep on Lovin' you"...


My Big Fat Image Dump...

These were all supposed to be posted last week - August 22nd as a matter of fact. But I suddenly found myself in a mortal fight with my router. The router - in it's infinite wisdom - decided to get the last laugh by performing a ritualistic suicide.

So once I got a new router, the new router and my Air Port Express decided THEY didn't like each other either. I've been struggl;ing to get online consistently at home ever since.

But I think I got things sorted out now with the help of my good friend and co-worker, Tony!

Okay, so here you go:

I decided to put a body on Franchesco (left) and Joe Pekar (right). Posted this on various boards they frequent. Both loved it. I'll finish it someday...

More caricatures from over at the Drawing Board:

Another Crooked Eye:

Another Hermosa:

That's it for now.

Listening to Toni Basil's "Mickey"...


Thursday, August 17, 2006

Going away for the weekend...

This is the weekend that I'm going camping with my daughter's Girl Scout troop so I wanted to throw some more art up here before I leave for the weekend.

This series of sketches continues the "Caricaturist's caricatures" thread that's been going on over at The Drawing Board forum. Today's... um... "victim" is "Tooninator". You can see more of his stuff over at his own blog. Remember, we hate him not just because he's Canadian (and probably drinks milk from a bag) but because he's also so good at such a young age too.


First up, his photos:

Now, for my more traditional type caricature (but still in very loose sketch form):

So many of the caricaturists over at The Drawing Board are so great at cross-hatching or shading in order to get depth in a piece. Normally, that's a step I save when I color the final piece (it's also one of the reasons that my stuff looks so flat in black and white too).

With Tooninator's last photo, I saw a "theme" and tried to capture that here:

And then, finally, a lot of the caricaturists on that thread have commented how much they seem to dig my "animator" style. Basically, that's the best way I could describe it. I just imagine the person I'm drawing as a cartoon character in, say, "Scooby Doo" or some other TV animation and try to simplify them down to the lowest common denominator. So, here's "Tooninator" as a TV animated character (with and without his "shades"):

Until next week, folks!


Friday, August 11, 2006

More random stuff for Friday...

Done for a Dr. Doom character jam over at Third Rail:

Done for a couple of different forums - Third Rail, Drawing Board and Digital Webbing.

And, finally, Mike Paglia. Another fellow caricaturist whose been sharing his work over at Drawing

There you go.



Wednesday, August 09, 2006

My baseball season finally ends...

Many of you might know I play in a couple of men's amatuer baseball leagues. Well, right now is playoff season and because of that, I've had 5 games in the last 8 days so that's a big reason for no new artwork here.

But that doesn't mean I haven't been busy though!

I have a few projects on my art table right now - including my weekly web comic strip over at Community MX. I've also been spending a large amount of time over at my new favorite hangout place, The Drawing Board - especially in the "Caricatures" section. Over there, there's a post dedicated to caricature artists doing caricatures of OTHER caricature artists. It's a lot of fun. As such, here are some of my most recent posts:

Chris Wahl:

Some other caricaturists:


Feral (Don):


And here is the start of a caricature of two really fantastic artists - neither of which are caricature artists themselves - but they are two of the many artists I am a fan of. On the left is Fresco (She-Dragon) and on the right, Joe Pekar, a fantastic pin-up artist. I plan to add their bodies and color it:

And there you go. A lot of stuff since the 3rd of August!



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