Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

More Miami and why not

This is my favorite in a long time but they had some great faces. This is a father and son. They shared a particular quality about their faces having to do with the sleek linearity of their frontal silhouette, but almost everything else about their faces was way way different. But they were so fun to draw.
Awesome couple. He had a very big hand as you can see here.
She was pregnant and he was responsible. I converted the baby into explosive color energy.

Collaboration with Saemee. Couple a great ladies. The punchline is Maria's little leg there.

Bubbly family. Dad was way cool. A little added feature in this one is the way the baby's legs double as the ninja turtle's legs. I wasn't sure what to do with mom's arms, but I like my afterthought of having her holding her hands near the baby, ready to catch him.

Mom gently touching the baby's head here.

Collaboration with Saemee. We compelled this couple to sit because of their awesome faces and engergy and with much pushing and persuasion they sat and we did this pretty fast knowing that's what they needed. and saemee still managed to put an audacious siamese heart self portrait of me and her in there.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

miami caricature customers are pretty savvy

one quick story. I drew, I think it was, my first drawing today. This one. I wasn't too happy with it but the baby was ridiculously all over the place, BUT that doesn't really give me an excuse, especially for the couple, and they had good faces. the reaction was a little ho hum. but here's the drawing.

And then later in the day after I was much more warmed up I did a drawing of a little Viatnamese kid riding on a t rex and it came out pretty cool I have to say, but I didn't get a photo. I really wish I did, but for some reason I guess there was just too much going on, but then I turn around and there was that family from earlier in the day, here to pick up their drawing which was being held, but after doing such a cool fun drawing of the kid on the t rex, I was a the word 'chagrinned' bumping into them at that moment and the lady very nicely explained that she really wasn't happy with the drawing I did of them, and I told her that I agreed with her. And they sat down for a redraw. And it ended up coming out much better, and they were cool with it. It wasn't a wizbang reaction, and I wouldn't expect it too be cuz I already let the air out of their big wizbang balloon with the first drawing, but they did, especially the dad, seem to like the second drawing.

now this all happened a day after something a little similar happened. I drew a couple for four dollars off, on the hush hush since saemee was drawing some customers at full price. So me and the guy had our shifty shady little rapor going with our little twenty dollar handshake and all, and I .. of course I wanted to do a cool drawing. I guess I might have been rushing a bit, but also my marker was getting dry. Now forgive me. I don't have a drawing to show you but it came out pretty bland. His wife came out pretty good, but his face had too much potential. And they were cool enough with the drawing, especially him, but their friend then came up while I was drawing a different couple which they seemed to think I was putting more effort into. Of course there were other factors. One big one being that I didn't want to do another drawing I wasn't happy with, but their friend was asking me if I could redo their sketch and stuff like that, but I was telling her that I couldn't and sorry and stuff like that. But I tell you what. The guy was cool in my book. He handled it perfect. A little while after, he laid his rolled up sketch on the empty chair beside me and said something that I remember being like he appreciated the effort. So he just gave me the sketch back. No strings attached, but they were still hanging around the stand cuz their friend was gonna get drawn by Saemee with her boyfriend, so as soon as I got the chance I went and gave him his money back and said 'sorry' or 'sorry man.' as far as I can see it, miami people like caricatures to be funny and crazy and animated. It's a great crowd. And I haven't yet gotten anything I could rightly call a reject. So that's my story. And for being so patient and reading through all that and soaking it all up. Here's a baby I did..and photo reference too cuz it's your lucky day.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

I have a mustache now, kind of like what Freddy Mercury had especially since I also have a buzz cut. 

And since I draw at fairs now I'm a carny. 

I'm Carny Mercury. Thats my new caricature name. we should all have a cool caricature names. Are we gonna be lame like studio musicians and use our own boring names??
 I couldnt decide at first if it should be Carny, Carnie, or Carney Mercury or what. I finally settled on Carny Mercury though. It doesnt look that cool though. What about carnee mercury, or karnee. oo. i kinda like that.

check out this next one here. i had an idea and i tried it. saemee wasnt there when i drew it, but. when i showed her a photo later she recoiled and couldnt look at and said it was so gross, so there you go. haha. 

anyway, Little Rock is awesome. couldnt ask for better customers. sooo fun

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

We got Rained out

They closed down the whole fair because there was a hurricane about to happen. Prior to this the fair in Virgina had been nothing but rain rain rain anyway. I was very happy to hear that I would get to go back to Ohio and be with my family for a little bit so that's where I am now.

me and my wife

We'll probably spend a lot of time in Walmart, and I'll probably spend time trying to meet up with old friends and relatives who I miss, who have their own lives now, that I'm not much a part of.

 Sometimes I feel like I've done a lot of making friends, becoming very close with them, and then going on to whatever's next and basically losing that friendship, because in my mind I feel like we can and will meet again, which happens, but it's still not the same as being with those people all the time--having fights--solving problems, dealing with life.

Here's a collaboration me and Saemee did of some customers that came in out of the rain.

 I recently learned about a really cool show called Geran Lagen.

 Here's another collab by Saemee and I.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Virginia Rainy Day

Chris Chua and I drew this themed caricature of some fun natured young folks.