Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fun with Conte

Alright, some kinda-new drawings. These first two were done the last day of lifedrawring class...i felt it appropriate to end the semester with a bit of fun so i attempted some caricatures. The first, i felt, was nice but wasn't pushed as far as it could have been, so i really went for it on my second go and played with big basic shapes. The second one actually looks more like the model...unfortunately the only factor that suggests they are the same person is the rad facial hair. Fumanchu...go!

This last picture was our final project. We were supposed to combine the anatomy of two different animals with human anatomy. Based on the examples our teacher showed in class and the discussions i heard around the room i realized making 'scary' and sci-fi creatures was sort of the general direction everyone was going to take. Sooo, i decided to go cute and cuddly. i live with two little daschund weiner dogs so i figured i had that going for me as far as research goes. Meet my human/weiner dog/ humaweinerphant. or something.

oh, all of these were done with Conte on 18 x 24 newsprint. fun stuff.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?

Let's see here...this first drawing was done for my friend Rebekah Hiskey, who is heading out to Montana to attend Youth With A Mission. The drawing is of David Livingstone, a missionary who lived a pretty radical life in Africa. I enjoyed stylizing him because he seemed a bit rough around the edges, though i was a little kind in cleaning him up a bit. This was really my first swing at any sort of typography in a drawing, I like the 'S' but my cursive is a bit lacking. I hope you like it Bekah!

This next one is a memory sketch of a kid i saw waiting in line at the mall. I seriously didn't caricature him enough...his jacket was this huge, puffy, neon green thing. His hair was straight as an arrow and hung all over the place. His pants hung down around his exaggeration, his butt cheeks were literally hanging out of the back of his pants. All the way. And it looked like he was wearing a couple of those bright orange life preservers on his feet. I could have exaggerated this one way more, but it was fun to draw anyway.