Sketch O’The Week

Sketch o’the Week- Jim Parsons!

September 20th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

This week’s SotW is from my inking demo at my workshop last weekend. One of the things I do at these workshops is demonstrate my inking and color techniques I use for MAD and other clients. This caricature of “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons was drawn and inked on the spot (in fact I asked the class to suggest a subject and then Googled up an image as reference) using Pelikan’s Drawing Ink A, a Hunt 102 and a #2 red sable brush. The straight lines was me demonstrating how to ink straight lines using a brush or pen nib/Crow quill. Speaking of… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Steve Jobs!

September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Back to being under the gun with deadlines. Here’s an old one but appropriate after Apple’s big announcements yesterday: Apple co-founder and tech deity Steve Jobs. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Ryan Reynolds!

August 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Deadlines are still killing me this week, so here’s another throwback sketch out of an old sketchbook I ran across recently, probably from around 2011 or so… Ryan Reynolds. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Leslie David Baker!

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Still snowed under with work, so here’s a older sketch I found in a recently discovered thought lost sketchbook of Leslie David Baker as Stanley Hudson from “The Office”. Original available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Geddy Lee!

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Classic Rock Sketch Series

Have to post a flashback SotW this week as I am crushed under deadlines right now, so here’s RUSH frontman Geddy Lee. This one appeared in my book The Mad Art of Caricature, originally done in pencil but with digital washes added for publication. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Bob Dylan!

July 26th, 2017 | Posted in Classic Rock Sketch Series

This caricature of folkie legend Bob Dylan was based on an illustration I did of him for Minnesota Monthly magazine a few years back. The original is available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Z-People!

July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’m in San Diego setting up for Comic Con, which starts TONIGHT! I have no time or scanners available to do a SotW. So, here’s a sneak peek at a couple of the rough penciled pages for the 47 page story I’m pencilling and inking for the company Sitcomics. Z-People is a humorous story about zombies and a group of survivors trying to figure out what to do. I’m inking the last few pages right now and the comic will be out sometime soon. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Johnny Rotten!

July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Wow, an actual new sketch for the Sketch o’the Week! I’ve been meaning to do John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten since I did one of his fellow Sex Pistol bandmate Sid Vicious a few weeks ago. Original available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- William Shatner!

July 5th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’m in Germany right now visiting with my son who is studying here for the summer, so this week’s SotW will have to be another cheat. At my caricature workshops I always ask the class to pick subjects for our warm up sketches, and then I do an image search and pick a picture to work from. This is another one I did as a warmup with the rest of my workshop class in Pittsburgh last month, drawn digitally in about 10 minutes. Here’s the drawing with the photo reference we used: READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Jay Z!

June 28th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Another Skecth o’the Week cop out this week as I am trying to finish a major project before I head off to Germany this weekend to visit my son who’s studying there and conduct my Munich workshop. Here’s one from my book of Jay Z. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Conway Twitty?

June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Yes, you read that right. Conway Twitty! Country/rockabilly music star of the 1970’s. Kind of random? Well, one of the things I do at my workshops as a warmup exercise is ask the class for subjects that we then do quick warm up studies of. This was one of the suggested subjects at my recent Pittsburgh workshop. Also, I have been asked to post the reference photo with my sketches. Since I usually use more than one, I don’t usually do that, but in this case we works from one photo. So, here’s the picture and the drawing side by side. Done on a Wacom… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Roger Waters!

June 7th, 2017 | Posted in Classic Rock Sketch Series

Revised and tightened up sketch of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. Original available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

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