Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ISCA Convention!

Drawing at corporate family event.
   Greetings all! I keep saying that I am going to post more often, and I wish to, but life happens. So I'll just say I HOPE to post more often!
   I've been pretty busy over the summer, working at the Georgia Aquarium and several gigs. Because of this I can finally be pretty sure that I am going to the ISCA convention this year. Most if not all of you know about the ISCA, but for those of you who do not, it is the International Society of Caricature Artists.  "Its purpose is to promote the art of caricature, educate the public and the media about the art of caricature and to provide its members with helpful information about caricture as an as artform as well as a profession." (As quoted from the website at  http://www.caricature.org/.) I have not been to one in several years because of financail issues. I have such a great time there and greatly miss the comradery, the competition and the great workshops. I must say, though, that it is still not 100% certain. But I have paid the registration, reserved the hotel and hopefully will soon purchase the plane ticket. The wonderful thing is that my daughter is offering to pay for my travel and hotel with her student grant refund money! She insists because she knows how much I have wanted to go but have not been able to. God has surely blessed me with wonderful daughters! For those of you who care to, please pray that all goes smooth.
     Anyway, here are a few recent drawings. More on the convention later. Peace to you all!




Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ways to improve

Greetings all! To those who have asked me to teach, while I am developing a plan, here are a few things you can pay attention to to improve. I do not claim to have mastered these perfectly. No matter how much experience you have, if you are not pushing to improve, you may even decline in skill!

    It is always beneficial to study and master anatomy, even as a caricaturist. It gives your drawings a better sense of structure. When drawing quick life drawings at events, the structure will not always be perfect, but it will still have a more life-like quality.

Line quality
    Seek to improve the quality of your line work. Whether you have a more smooth flowing line style, or a rough sketchy one, make it consistent and well defined.

    Learn to draw the face from a variety of angles. Attack that three quarter view!

I will give more tips soon.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Never Quit!

Greeting all! Here I am again, still trying to grow and improve. Life can be tough, as I'm sure you know. There are so many challenges in all parts of life; relationships, business, personal, etc.. One has to learn to keep pushing, have patience with yourself as well as others, and never quit. Hebrews 13:5 tells me that Christ will never leave me or forsake me. When times are tough, His Spirit reminds me of that promise.
     I have had a lot to deal with lately, struggling to pay the bills. But my Father always provides. I do realize, though, that I need to be doing more. Sometimes God provides for us, but we are to blind, distracted or lazy to take advantage of the provision. I realize that God has given me great potential, and my desire is to reach it fully. Please pray for me as I move forward. And for those of you who do not know Christ as Saviour, my prayer is that He moves and works in your life so as to bring you to a saving knowledge of Himself through faith in Him!
    I still want to teach, and those of you who have asked me to, I have not forgotten. Here are some recent caricature pieces, mostly from the GA Aquarium. Grace to you all!