as i've mentioned ad nauseum, i will be at table AA609 at heroes con this weekend. here is a map:
doesn't that nice red circle look inviting? yes. yes it does.
so stop by and... do whatever it is people do at cons? dress up as belle epoch dames and sip tea, i assume? that's a con thing?
it's been a while for me.
but while you're doing _________________, check out my new SB16, and of course i'll have ALL my old sketchbooks too, plus original art and commissions. you can also stare at me while i draw DD2 (i love staring at other people while they draw, so turnabout is fair play).
let's just assume this pic has to do with the subject. because this movie rocks.
also, feel free to show me your portfolio or ask for advice or whatever. just don't ask for good advice, because you get what you get at casa AA609!
i'll also be donating some art for the silent auction!
see you there!
the hell with you, judgy mcjudgerson. ima go watch it again RIGHT NOW.
thought it'd be fun to try and draw one of my regulars in a more caricatured way. i've done this sort of thing before, but always as a very graphic treatment. this is more like classical caricature that could be painted or even sculpted.
tried a few versions of this, and really liked this one for maria, who is supposed to be pretty, just not in the same way sarah and bleu are. (so in other words, "tv ugly").
it's easy to smile when your "ugly" could still make magazine covers
also wanted to really individualize her expression, give her a smile that is part wolfish (the canines and the jutting lower jaw) and part sheepish (the uncertain brows and wrinkled inner lids and nose bridge).
i colored the hell out of it, just because you told me i couldn't.
ben, 1; invisible voices in ben's head, 0.
ps - if dirty old limericks are to be believed (and by god we can all agree on that), then "nil desperandum" is latin for "never despair".
pps - blogspot tried to change "now with more RGB" to "now with more RUB". cheeky bastard.