Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Level 25 Construction Worker

After seeing Adam Ford's, Ryan Wood's, and Dave Malan's version of this guy, I got to thinking how many different ways you could color the same picture, and I couldn't rest until I did one that felt different. I think maybe it turned out too different, this time around.

Thanks to Joe Olson for the awesome line art.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sorry, but yet another caricature

I did this for the Avalanche topic as well as for a workshop series by Dave McClellan. This one combined value with saturation, so we could work with the effects of warm/cool relationships.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Lazy caricature

This girl was funny, always stretching her lips out and adjusting her face, like she was afraid still that her mouth would get stuck in one expression if she held it long enough. Or maybe it's that super-self-conscious model mindset. Either way, it was hard to do her face.

I generally hate the big-head-small-body type of caricature, and that's how this one ended up looking, so boo to me. I fuzzed out the terrible body I did though, so at least you don't have to deal with that part.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Friday drawing session

Avalanche has a figure drawing session every Friday, but I'm not an accomplished figure drawer, so I don't often spend much time in there. I guess I'm uncomfortable drawing around all the people here who can whip out amazing figure drawing after amazing figure drawing. I'm lucky when I don't end up with some type of disproportional disaster. Still, it's good to exercise my drawing and design muscles. Sometimes I'll use the session to do a caricature or cartoon version of the model, which I think is useful in a different way. I was only in there for a few minutes this last Friday, so I focused on the head of this guy. It's hard to caricature someone who has the "model look," because their faces are so darn normal.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I did this simultaneously for the Avalanche Blog topic and a workshop on value by Dave McClellan. I like killing two birds with one stone. Or at least maiming one while inflicting mild abrasions on the other.