Monday, July 27, 2009

A Swift Study

I've been doing a lot of whimsical cartoony drawings as of late, so I thought I'd try to get back into realistic for a change. I'm not really great at capturing likeness too well so I thought I'd do a portrait study. I figure if I do realistic drawings in between the whimsical it would help with capturing someones likeness when I try to turn them into a caricature.

I bought a new set of watercolors the other day so I thought I'd practice using watercolor instead of going to the ol' Photoshop for this study. I've been hearing Taylor Swift's new song a lot on the radio lately so I decided to draw her because of that. So here's my attempt at Taylor Swift.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

FREE Caricatures at Cannery Row 2.0

Second time doing free caricatures with friends at Cannery Row and it was another success! 30 minutes after we set up, we got two volunteers. Unlike last time where there were times where we had no one to draw, people just kept coming after the first two. It's still a challenge for me to draw people who move their heads around a lot though. Even though its hard to get their likeness when they move, it would be nice to overcome that challenge and still get it done. Whelp, I sure got a lot more practicing to do if I want to get better at caricaturing.

For those who I drew and are checking out my site, thanks again for taking the time to stop by and let us draw you. Without you, it would've been a REALLY long day.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Artichoke Coach

My friend Sunshine asked if I could help design a logo for her family business. I've never designed a logo before so i thought it would be fun to try out. Their main specialty is Fried Artichokes so I did quick sketches. Some pretty simple and some just plain silly. One of the main things they wanted is to have something that shows Filipino heritage in it since they are Filipino. They suggested having three stars somewhere in the piece. Instead of having the stars surround the sun like in the flag I thought it would be cool to have it surround the artichoke. I also thought it would be nice to incorporate the colors of the flag into the logo so I used the colors for their shirts. I am happy to say that they loved it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

King Of Pop

This is something I worked on after I heard about his death but just didnt have the time to post it. I was always a fan of his music so it took me by surprise. I was moved by the musicians that I watch on Youtube, who did tributes to Michael through song. I can't sing anywhere near them, so I thought I'd do a tribute to the King of Pop through art. It still doesnt seem real that he's gone but maybe its because his songs will never die. As long as his songs keep playing, he'll always be remembered and live on. So this is my Thanks to Michael Jackson. Thanks for sharing your gift of music with us all and trying your best to make the world "a better place" despite all the things you had to endur. You will be missed!