Monday, September 29, 2008

Ok Here's One I'm Really Happy With

  I was drawin by Nate, Andy, and Katie on this particular day, and there was this huge group of people really enjoying a crazy Nate drawing. A couple out of the group decided they were ready to get drawn, and they had awesome faces, and they didn't tell me how to draw. So everything was set up just perfect for me, and I feel like I lived up to the situation. The likeness are good. The Animals are wacky. The girl's body isn't too dolled up. And I get bonus points for selling a sketch in which a female underbite is evident. Hip hip hooray!

  These were a couple of really good-natured gentlemen. The sketch turned out pretty fun, but a little left of center and the shaping's a little unintentionally wonky.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Q:  What's the best thing to wear on your feet when you're skydiving?
A:  A Pairashoes.

Q:  Why did the gardner wear red suspenders?
A:  To keep his plants up.

Are My Paragraphs all Jumbled Lookin?

I just received word from, my friend, Kevin Jackson that ever since I enlarged the type on my blog it's been all jumbled. I need to know if anybody else is seeing this and what I can do about it--aside from shrinking all the type back to fortune cookie size. Thanks, world.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Farewell to Jared

  Jared Lipscomb is no longer with us. He's workin for Fed-Ex, and there's a rumor circulating that he got a job up in LA. But I know what really happened. The government finally took him down for makin Square Badgez. To see other sketches I did of this buffalo head, you may click 
here or
here for a photo


I think there's like three ways to draw caricatures. One extreme is not allowing yourself to see any drawing done of a person and then, observing the guy or gal, draw the best caricature you can. This is the way it goes for in-park caricatures usually, just cuz these are usually complete strangers coming up to us. I'm not one of those guys who doesn't want to see the caricatures done of somebody to keep it "pure" or whatever. I don't mind seeing other drawings even really good ones, because I know that I can come up with something original and interesting in a different way and hopefully make some good discoveries.
Which is the second way. Being educated about what things have been done with a person's face and going from there. I like this way. I'm pretty sure this is how a lot of editorial illustrators work. Maybe not all of um, but certainly political cartoonists. You can't avoid seeing a caricature of George Bush no matter how shut off you may be.
The third way is kind of lame. It's how I drew this Nate, and that's copy all the decisions Joe Bluhm made and try to get a sweet likeness without actually looking at Nate. I messed up on the eyelids a little bit, but it turned out alright and was a good warm up for the day. If you wanna see other sketches of Nate I did in the past and the future, you may click
or here

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

This One Was Pretty Ambitious

  I managed to leave out a woman's eyes and still sell a frame. It might have been because they could tell I was trying really hard and taking too long. I wish I would have drawn his mouth a bit lower and made his head a little more narrow on top. 

Monday, September 15, 2008

Good Monday Working With Andy

  This is a real nice girl who came by with her friend. I also drew them together, playing poker. In this drawing I'm particularly happy with the atmosphere and her body. I kind of like her hands, but that one that's in the air didn't turn out quite like I wanted. It's spose to look like shes about to poink a key. It might be confusing though.

Rejects Whatever Part II and 1/2

  I nearly forgot the mother of all rejects: The Drawing Beside John Baldwin Triple Color Body Vanity Reject Smorgasbord

And this is John

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I Did This One Today

She had a little poo on her shirt. Hyuck hyuck hyuck.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Wacky Animals

Introducing Retardle!

I didn't get the girl so good

   I'm showing this one just because the dolphin came out kind of wierd and to show everybody that I draw tame sometimes, but I don't think it's a good idea.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Rejects Whatever Part II: Return to Reject Mountain

  There are a few different kinds of rejects. Here we see the hot girl with a big nose that you draw ugly just cuz. I use to tiptoe around girls like this, but not no more. The girl I drew was actually really cool and polite and nice, but she didn't want her drawing. She was shocked when she saw it, and then she was all, "You tricked me!" What? I never heard that one before. Maybe, since she's a woman, she can just tell when she looks into my eyes wether I find her attractive or not. Maybe, as I was drawing her, she felt that same sort of connection that guys and gals feel for each other, so she assumed the drawing would be really pretty, and when it wasn't she felt tricked? Something like that maybe. Anyway, I enjoyed drawing it, and it did look like her, and it was a smoothe reject so no big deal. I did hear laughter over my shoulder from her family though, so somebody got away with free entertainment. C'est la vie.

  Or how bout them inexplicable rejects. This was for a cute little girl, and it looked just like her, and it was cute also. There's no accidental added ugliness, but they stopped me and let me know they weren't so pleased. I said, "that's fine, so and so can draw her." That was the end of it. 

  Looking at the drawing now, I'm thinking, maybe it's the slightly asymmetrical head-shape. Lo Que Sea.

  And then there's the irate boyfriend who thinks his girlfriend is ugly, but doesn't want anything to remind him of it. This girl seemed really wonderful as I was drawing her. She has been drawing since she was very young; thinking of going to school for illustration; always wanted a caricature. So, I set out to be really honest in my drawing, because I know that's what artists like. 
  This drawing definitely had some resemblance, but it was far from perfect. As I look at it, her face and personality don't pop into my head, like with a really good caricature or portrait, but it's not super crazy either. I didn't even get to put in her moles, and she had a lot of um. Her boyfriend said, "I'm gonna stop you here." Then I said, "I'm not done." I don't recall exactly what he said after that, but it wasn't typical reject banter, it was a little sarcastic mixed with some disrespectful. He was trying to stand up for his girl or something, and tell me what's what and ask where the manager is. He really wanted to be the cool one in the situation, but he wasn't cool, because he thinks his wonderful artist girlfriend is ugly. What she needs to do is find a good man that'll treat her right and jack her face up. I can be that man! I love your brow ridge and your big tooth and your wide neck! Whatever.

  The moral of the story is the same here as it is in the book by the Founding Father. Rejects, very rarely, are your craziest drawings. So keep being honest, and keep jackin faces, or whatever.

Drawing of Dan Avery

  I finished up this crazy lookin one of Dan Avery today. He's always tryin to get everybody to draw him cuz Dan K, his foil, has a whole bunch of drawings of himself. I like this drawing of him alright, I guess. I did another one I'm pretty happy with, and Kevin Jackson took a video of it, and he's gonna put it up on Beastheads as soon as he gets his act together.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Andy and some awesome customers and their chiwawa

  This is a drawing I did of Andy when it was a little slow. He did a really great one of me, too. You can check that out on his blog: or The BeastHeads' Blog

in the left corner of this picture I drew a cloud, a tree, and a cloudtree. 

Monday, September 1, 2008

Another Katie?! You've gotta' be kiddin' me.

I made her pants look like they've been whipped severely.