Tuesday, January 11, 2011

AK self-portrait

Me at Animal Kingdom today by me.





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4 comments:

Keelan Parham said...

Really nice work, Kenny. You did it all without a pencil sketch? I read recently where you said you don't use pencil on the caricatures, so just asking about this one...

Kenny Durkin said...

Keelan, Thanks for the comments!

To clarify, when I draw other artists or occasionally at gigs (and in this case, myself) I do draw with a pencil. It's a way for me to break out, exaggerate and experiment. However, for retail caricatures, I never pencil. Drawing straight up in marker increases my speed and really "wows" the guests when they see that I do it without a pencil. Dropping the pencil also creates more confident lines and exercises my creative muscles. I like improvising "without a net". It's like falling down the stairs and landing on your feet.

Andi said...

Kenny! You're not that big! LOL! I will write up that diet for you ASAP!

Kenny Durkin said...

Andi,

Thank you for always watching my back, and my belly and my chins and...