Saturday, October 29, 2011

The butcher of Wooster

This is Adam Nussbaum from The Spoon Market in downtown Wooster, Oh.  He is the butcher.  One of his friends had me do this drawing of him as a gift.  Do you know how difficult it is to make the large slab of beef he's holding look like beef?  Heck, facial likeness is a piece of cake compared to drawing a side of beef and getting it to realistically look like raw beef.  The close-up of his face in the bottom pic was actually taken before I finished it, hence the faint neckline and the unfinished "socks" on his cap.

Monday, October 17, 2011

I received my copy of "The MAD ART of CARICATURE" by Tom Richmond today!!  This book is chock-full of high quality drawings, sketches, instructions and some MAD humor thrown in for good measure!  I'm very impressed and as far as value, Tom sure over-packed his book to give readers more content than what they paid for!  I also received an original sketch by Tom for pre-ordering the book.  The picture above is with the sketch on the right next to the page in the book where the same image appears.  Can't wait to get reading.... 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Family portrait beginings

Here are some sketches of the family portrait I'm working on.  I'm still trying to get the likeness and as much accuracy as possible in the pencil sketch phase.  I can see the guy's head in the lower right is way too big and I'll be reducing it some.  I seem to have made the heads a bit larger as I moved down the page for some reason and Ill adjust them as I progress.  

Friday, October 14, 2011


Getting a bunch of much needed tasks done around the lil' homestead lately so I haven't been sketching lately :(  so sad.  I'm also working on a kind of large portrait and I'm finding it very difficult to get into the zone on this one.  I'll get there!!  On some drawings it takes a little longer to get to a point where you are getting really excited about the progress and I'm not quite to that point yet on this one.

Why is it that when you have drawing commitments, thats when you come up with all kinds of other ideas for sketches and personal art projects?  Annoying human nature I guess.