Sketch o’the Week

September 16th, 2009 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I often get requests from readers to post rougher sketches and doodles on the blog as opposed to more meticulously drawn out pieces. Those ridiculously rendered and worked up “sketches” you see on many an art blog aren’t really sketches or studies anyway… they are more like illustrations with all the thinking and exploring worked out of them. I’m guilty of that myself, and I can see the value of seeing something a lot looser with the thought process more evident.

So, with that in mind here are a few rough studies I did for a job I am working on that includes a head shot caricature of all 435 members of the 11th U.S. Congress. These are literally 3-5 minute sketches.

Political Talking Heads 1

Political Talking Heads 2

I believe these four are congressional representatives from Illinois (top two) and Louisiana (bottom two). Once this job is done and the “product” is released I just may have a blog post here with a whole lot of political caricatures.


  1. maddy bluhm says:

    i must admit it is a great pleasure to view these spontaneous sketch. i really hope you can upload more of it. XD

  2. Patricia says:

    I like seeing these “rough” sketches, thanks. All 435 – you are one busy man!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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