Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tom's MAD Art of Caricature!!!!

After a long wait, it finally showed up on my doorstep this morning and from what I've seen so far it's definitely been worth the wait.  I'll go into a more in-depth synopsis of the book as I finish initially going through it, but as of right now I'll say this.  If you liked his online tutorials and such, you're going to REALLY love this book as most of it so far is an extension of what was on there and then some.

As I said, I'll talk about it a bit more later, but as for now it's back to reading!

More live randoms while eating, sitting, etc...


 Some more from over at Hooters.  The top is one of the bosses, middle is Kasarah again (she wanted me to draw her again) and the bottom... err I don't know who it is actually.  She's a cutie though.

 Some random people.

 And more random people.  These two were actually painted out as opposed to sketched in pencil as I wanted to try something a little different to see how it would work out.  It's way harder, especially with a moving target and all.  The top one actually didn't turn out too bad, but the lady I never really got the chance to finish like I wanted to.  Something was starting to happen, but she needed more time.

Another sketch study.

Did this one in the park on a slow morning just to try out some stuff here and there.  He's another one from Facial Expressions. If you don't have the book, get it!  I highly recommend it.  Really pleased with how it came out overall, especially considering that it only really took me about an hour to do.  Some really minor undersketching was done for placement of a couple things, but other than that it was straight to marker.  I've really been trying to avoid undersketching out in the park as it can be a major crutch if it's relied on too much.  At home you can plan and plan stuff to your hearts content, but with a line behind you the last thing you want to do is plan stuff out.  This also helps out in getting your ability to "react and draw" things better.  You learn to trust your gut more, and that kind of thing will have applications even beyond the live caricature scene.

Recent park stuff...

 Quick little warmup I did at the beginning of the day.
 Another demo for Howl-O' Scream.  I think this one might be tied with the chainsaw and screaming girlfriend one for best demo of the six that I've done.  Even then I've still liked all of them I've done for it.  Both of them came out of the Facial Expressions book, though instead of having brown hair, I gave the woman pink instead to reflect the Fiends in the Festhaus show.
 Quick portrait of a woman out of the Facial Expressions book by Mark Simon.  Drew and colored it in about 15 minutes as a warmup picture on another day.
 Was really happy about nailing the braids on her (and she was too), and also extremely happy with the likeness on the guy.  Even better considering that I believe he was my first customer that day.
 Might be one of the best looking sold sketches I've done for anyone this year.  Aside from a couple of "conscious trim downs" this is literally her.  Her friend thought so too.  The crowd around me was in awe about it.  The subject herself HATED it.  *lol*  She claimed I made her look too old, however in reality she had to have been late 30's, early 40's.  It was still bought though, however we all know the saying at this point: "You win some, you lose some.  Can't please everyone."
 The left dude is OK, but could be better.  It's the one on the right that made it worth taking a picture of.  Funny thing was that the older brother is shorter than the younger brother, so they wanted me to draw it out the opposite way. 
 Knights are always fun to draw.  Decided to try a few different things this time to see what came of it. 
 Couple.  Dude is about right, the chick could use some work though.