Friday, February 20, 2009
Kazu Kibuishi is a great man.
I came across his work about two years ago through the Flight Anthology books, from there I found his blog and have bought and read his Graphic Novels. I like his style of drawing, it is simple and to the point, it communicates quickly and easily. A lot of detail and atmosphere is added through the colouring coupled with subtle texturing his work is second to none right now. Just as important as his graphic style is his story. He tells very engaging and exciting stories that do not dissapoint. He has just wrapped up the sequel to his first colour Graphic Novel Amulet. I am pumped. I went to the Schoolastic site the other day and I watched and interview with him on my lunch break at work. While doing that I did a quick caricature sketch of him. It is not accurate enough to do the man justice but I liked something about it so I gave it some colour and here it is. Enjoy.
Posted by James at 9:59 AM
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here is the oil painting I have been mentioning. I had a lot of fun painting this. It was a great learning experience. Only problem is oils are messy and hard to clean up. I would suggest using a paper palette.
Is it me or is life just crazy? and not just crazy but CRAZY!
I thought so.
Posted by James at 11:04 AM
Monday, February 2, 2009
I have been working on doing caricatures lately. I chose to try Angelina Jolie this time because it is harder for me to draw women and I needed somebody with prominent features and she fit the bill. I must say caricatures are fun until you find somebody who is without character. And some people are they have no features that stand out, it can be painful to work with but I'm getting better and better with every drawing. This is another quick sketch from my moleskin coloured in photoshop.
Posted by James at 2:34 PM