Wednesday, April 11, 2012

LOL draws LOL - artists drawing each other!

Mikey draws Brookee

Nicko by MIKEY the Cash Register Building

Ben draws Nicko
Nicko's reaction...!

LOL pix: A gallery of my drawings from the LOL Caricatures Stand

This guy was fun,
we both drew him.
"It's all for fun!"

Cool chix.

Prom night... great couple!
Awesome faces!
These guys were a blast!
This guy had mixed emotions
about his caricature...

Exploring simple graphic shapes
and non-literal depictions of features

THEM: "Can you draw us naked?"
ME: "Can I leave my socks on? It's COLD!"
...He had such a great face,
later I decided to redraw him.

April 2012:
First color drawing of the season!
a kid.
What a good sport!


Last weekend, we started a new season at LOL Caricature Company.
It was a blast to be working with Brooke (boss lady,) Ben (kid genius,) and our newest member, Nicko (surfer dude!)
The stand, and the guys:

(It was kinda chilly!)
Ben and Nicko drawing:

First victim of the day: Nicko!!! My version(L), and Ben's awesome drawing(R):

Nick reacts to his caricatures...

Brooke and Levi have made numerous improvements to the stand, including some weather-related elements. It's like last summer, only better!!!

I can hardly wait to get into this summer's caricature season. It occurred to me when Ben and I were talking, that it's pretty much an unbelievable 'dream-come-true' job: "The more I draw, the more fun I have, and the more I get paid!"
That is exactly like someone saying: "Here ya go - the more fun you have, the more money I'm gonna give ya!"

Not bad, eh? Now that's what I call a 'win/win situation!'

I'm really excited, and I have plans and intentions for the season:
1. To continually improve my drawings, which includes:
2. Sharpening my skills in quickly coming up with a concept and holding that concept through the entire drawing process.
3. Simplifying my drawings, compositions and design. 
4. Honing my decision-making skills; every drawing is a series of decisions.
5. Improve my handling of color. Sometimes, less is more; sometimes, MORE is more!