Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Puffty Tufty

I found a scrap of wrinkled MiTientes and felt like painting with gouache. I decided to make a bird, and I like the look of black and white on gray, so I searched for a black and white bird. I came upon the Tufted Jay, native to Mexico. I thought its little hairdo was so cute! I didn't feel like making a drawing first, so I just started painting away. It resulted in an awkward-looking bird, but there are things I like about it.

I want to make more birdies now! But I have trouble coming up with natural looking poses.

Friday, April 20, 2007

The Beautiful People, Take 2

I like these caricatures better. Still not perfect but then I guess it's hard since I can't see their features from other angles. I can't get a handle on what their noses look like. Yay, we like Brooks Brothers.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I'm Voguing!

I found the proceeding ad in Vogue magazine and decided to use it as my caricature practice. I thought trying to exaggerate models' features would be challenging. I had never done any caricatures, to my recollection. Drawing people isn't really my bag, baby.

I came up with this drawing. I don't think it works too well as a caricature; usually they're cartoonier, and uglier/meaner, than this. I think the woman was easier. Thank goodness for her far-apart eyes! The man came out pretty generic. I tried to latch on to his uneven eyebrows and kind-of-weird ears. Ah well, not too bad for a first attempt. If anyone else tries this, lemme see!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Monkey Business Casual

Oh yeah, here's the finished painting of the proboscis monkey. Watercolors and inks, about 4 inches wide.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

No Gnus is good Gnus

I went to the Getty. I drew a python killing a gnu.

I don't really like sketching paintings, because they don't really look too impressive as some pencil scribbles. But this one is a clay model, so it gave me a 3D form to wrap my head around. And look, my drawing is of the opposite side as the photo of this piece on the Getty website. Ooo, ah, oh! (Poppinfresh dough)