Tuesday, April 10, 2007

First of a series

Here is a work in progress that is the first of a series of caricatures I am doing of fellow caricature artists. This gentleman is Brian Vasilik. I am working on building a portfolio of work including colleagues and celebrities. This one is graphite, but I plan on using a variety of mediums. I can't wait to get a Wacum tablet!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

At the GA Aquarium

Here are a few caricatures done at the Georgia Aquarium. I'm still trying to grow and push myself. I want to exaggerate more, but stay within a style that I like. All comments and critiques welcome!

Monday, March 12, 2007

As I mentioned in my first post, one of the things I do is caricature. I draw for private and corporate events and have been doing so for quite a few years.
I am a member of the NCN, National Caricaturist Network, a group of artists and illustrators from around the world with a focus on the art of caricature, of course. Once a year they hold a convention where the members come to learn, share and be inspired. It is truly an amazing event. One of primary parts of the event is the competition, when art created over the course of the event is posted on the walls of a large ballroom and the artists vote for their favorites in a variety of categories.
Well, it has been my honor to be voted first place in the Best Black and White Technique category at he 2005 and 2006 conventions! I also won second place at the 2001 convention. It is an amazing experience to be among such a wonderful and talented group of individuals. I have grown leaps and bounds as an artist since being a part of this organization. Hopefully I can be as much of motivation to others as they have been to me!


Thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Tony Smith and I am brand new to blogging. I am an artist residing in Snellville, GA which is in the greater Atlanta area. I'll be posting my art for your enjoyment, comments and critique. It may be any kind of art, but the focus will mainly be on portraits and caricature.
You can view my caricature work at Caricaturesbytony.com.
I'll try to post as frequently as I can, so visit often!