Thursday, October 19, 2006

Crockett/Boone, a king and a fool

Here's a couple of drawings from the past few days. They start out as scribbles and shapes and then I try to turn them into something. This is a Daniel Boone/Davy Crockett type guy, in marker.
Here's a king and a jester. The king started as three circles (like a snowman), the jester was an afterthought.
I like doing this stream-of-consciousness type drawing. It's fun just to draw something without "trying" to draw anything. Many of the drawings you see on this blog are done that way. I don't start with a specific idea, I just let my "little dot go for a walk"

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

NCN con wrapup

Finally I'm able to post about the 2006 National Caricaturist Network convention held recently here in Orlando. The con was a huge success, with the largest artist turnout ever. The guest speaker this year was David O'Keefe . Inspired by his work, I sculpted a 3-D piece for my studio submission this year.

I got to talk extensively with David (he's a great guy), and hope some of his immense talent and wisdom will rub off on me.

This is my wall space.

I only ended up doing 4 pictures, a new low for me. Good news is, I still won an award Best Cartoon Style, Second Place. Here's me with newcomer Jessica Plummer (who had a rockin' sketchbook) and Spumco artist Marlo Meekins. I'm the dumpy one in the middle. Needless to say, I'm all pumped up for 2007's convention, which will be in Reno the first week of October. My plan is to have some Black Cat Bone books to sell there and a very unique studio piece that I'm already planning...Stay tuned!