Sunday, October 28, 2007

Grandma and Grandpa

I've been spending a lot of time making things for my family lately - everything from wedding videos to caricatures. Here's one of my grandma and grandpa.

Here are a few of the pics I was working with:

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sunday Sketches

I was able to fit in an hour or so of sketching at a coffee shop today. I forget sometimes how relaxing drawing can be. It's so nice to be able to just concentrate on what's in front of you. So much of my time is spent thinking about the future, or solving problems, or whatever other worries that life can bring. It's nice to know that the pencil and paper are always there for me.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Back to the blog...

Oh man, it's been a while. Been caught up with making wedding videos and work. I finally got a chance to sit down and do some drawing tonight. I am definitely rusty. I've been looking at a lot of Hirshfeld lately, trying to figure out the art of caricatures. I was talking to a coworker of mine yesterday about it, and he said that it's really strange how a good caricature can resemble a person more than a photograph. Sounds strange, but I know exactly he means. I think the reason for that is because very often in pictures, people are not in their 'natural state'. Everyone is always smiling or putting on a face, and it's usually not the face or expression that we associate with them. I've always found caricatures difficult because I focus too much on the physicality of someone's face, when i should really be focused on capturing their spirit. I know, sounds so lofty and esoteric, but I think it's true. Anyways, here was my attempt at a Hirschfeld-esque caricature of me and my girlfriend at the wedding I spent the last two months making a video for. Enjoy!

Here's the picture I used for the drawing: