Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Time in the City

I was in New York City over the weekend, but i did not get to do much drawing unfortunately.  We walked all over Manhattan and drove for hours around the city with out ever leaving the borough.  I decided then and there that i would never move to NYC for the sole reason that in the chance of zombie apocalypse, i'd be stuck on a island with no way out and surrounded by millions of people.  It could happen...

Anyway, i drew up a few santa ideas and this one's head i loved, but my initial idea was to give him a super lanky body.  My cousin quickly suggested that i make him look like a ball which ended up looking so much better in the end.  Thanks Mo!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Coffee Shop 2

So i will be heading to New York this weekend to meet more of Jordan's friends from his college tour.  Point being, i'll do some artwork and sketching while i'm there and come back with more pictures to share with you all on Tuesday!

In honor of the cold weather, i took the drawing of the older gentleman from my sketches i did in Lancaster and created a winter scene. I like incorporating the photography with my drawings. The picture in the background is of Michter's Distillery, the oldest factory in the United States located near my parents' place!  I always wanted to explore it but my desire to not get arrested overrides my curiosity to see a run down factory.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Coffe shop 1

Jordan and i were visiting some friends down in Lancaster over the weekend.  Due to some lack of planning, we ended up spending most of our time sitting in restaurants and coffee shops.  The sketchbooks inevitably came out and the doodling fun began.   Here's a page from one of those afternoons.

I scanned in the pages and decided to practice in illustrator a little.  
Ta Da!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Illustration commissions

When i'm asked to do caricatures on my own time, i like to do them more as an illustration rather than a park sketch.  To me, the time and effort is completely worth the outcome and its more fun for me as well.  My Pop came to me and asked if i would do one of his baseball players.  He said that he's a first baseman, plays ice hockey, and to somehow work in an eagle since he just received his Eagle Scout badge.  "Can you fit them all together? I know you'll come up with something."  Voila.

This illustration is for my uncle's bride to be!  She wanted her two nieces and nephew done.  They love to perform so i put them all on stage!  I'm pretty sure the Boba Fett outfit is my favorite part of this picture.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Leslie Nielsen

I found out last week that my favorite actor died that past Sunday of complications from Pneumonia.  I almsot cried...

The challenge for the Caricaturama showdown was then, of course, Leslie Nielsen.  I wanted to do him justice and give him a proper illustrated tribute.  So here it is!