Saturday, September 17, 2011

Utrecht vs. Markette

I think I found the replacement for the ol' Markette marker for live caricature jobs.  A while back the manufacturer of the Markette changed the beloved nib to more of a bullet tip which did not perform nearly as well for thick and thin lines.  This left many live caricature artists scrambling to find a replacement marker.  The marker on the left is the Markette, the one in the middle is a new Utrecht design marker and the one on the right is a Utrecht after a couple hours drawing under it's belt.  I definitely can't be as heavy handed with the Utrecht as one end of it is actually a brush type marker (the other end is a chisel tip) which requires a lighter touch. So far so good!  Now if they just keep making the Utrecht marker the same for a while....

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Big bully

Sometimes I get strange drawing requests.  A coworker wanted me to draw this of another coworker.  The second coworker has a great sense of humor and actually loved the drawing, much to my delight!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Here are a couple of live drawings from a recent event.  Please excuse the poor picture quality as I was using my cell phone and the lighting was less than ideal.