Friday, September 19, 2008

Lifey Drawey

Today our model was Chris Wingert of Real Salt Lake. Someone suggested that I shouldn't do caricatures of models that are capable of beating me up.
That means I'd never be able to do caricatures though, since most of the girl models could also take me down.

Friday, September 12, 2008

He-Man Characters

Adam Ford and others are working on some re-takes of He-Man characters, and they assigned me to re-draw Teela.

First of all, He-Man epitomizes everything I love about having been a kid in the 80's. We really, honestly thought this stuff was awesome. My brother and I watched the show religiously, and I remember the best Christmas when we both got He-Man toys. Of course, I think my older brother always got the good toys---my parents gave him Skeletor and He-Man, but I think I got Prince Adam and Cringer. I think my parents figured they could save a few bucks because I was two years younger and maybe wouldn't notice the difference. It's okay though, I was excited anyway. We even didn't care that they built a Castle Grayskull out of painted plywood instead of buying the real thing.

For all our love of the He-Man universe though, I can't for the life of me remember anything about Teela.

Maybe she was cool, who knows. But since I have no fond memories, I had no inhibitions about making fun of the things that are ridiculous about the way she looks. And that's a lot because this is a cartoon character from the 80's.
The first thing I noticed was, those thighs! Everything about her costume emphasizes the length and girth of her thighs, so that's what I pushed on, mostly. That and her uncomfortably thin 80's waist, the bronze(?) "armor," the fur lined boots, and, of course, that crazy hairdo. Yeah, this was fun.
I may even do another one, if the Guild of He-Man Re-drawers doesn't object.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Two completely different approaches to life drawing.

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, school started and I'm still trying to get on top of everything.

The girl is last Friday's effort, and the guy is from this morning.