Back at work does not have to be a negative thing for my art productivity. Yesterday I was asked by my boss if I could do a caricature of an employee who is leaving this Friday. I accepted the challenge but by lunchtime today I was regretting saying yes. I battled on trying to create a caricature, it wasn’t easy as I only had one picture as reference, a smiling one. The person in question is more know for his scowl than his smile so I had to use a bit of imagination.
(A bad photo of the artwork unfortunately.)
It’s probably the worst deal I’ve ever done, I promised I’d create a logo for a work-mate’s fishing team called the “Trout Vikings”. I said I’d do it for a fish, which we received and ate, he’s been waiting a long time for his logo and I feel real bad about it, hopefully he likes this design, he’d better, he paid me just a fish after all!
I finished this lunchtime sketch of Arnold Schwarzenegger eventually. It took me 5 lunches to complete, that’s about 30 minutes each time so I guess it took two and a half hours to finish.
I got bored with this early into the execution but I stuck with for practice reasons. Personally I want to be more expressionistic with my art and not so detailed. Still, I learned a lot, becoming good with watercolour is all about practice, practice and practice.
I am struggling with this, my colours are becoming muddy. Still, it’s a learning process, I am discovering and experimenting but most importantly, it makes me happy.
I started this yesterday but then I got interrupted by work so I ended up finishing it today. It’s not perfect but I’m happy enough with it. The purpose of these lunch time sketches it to get myself out of a bad habit, I want to stop just mindlessly surfing my lunchtimes away. Who knows, I might even improve my drawing skills too!
I’ve promised myself to start sketching everyday so here is my lunch with Michael Caine!
I know this is politicly incorrect,
but I like it!
Rockin’ JellyBean who lives in Japan (I think) is known for wearing Mexican wrestling masks and having a babe on each arm. He also has a Surf-Rock band called Jackie and the Cedrics.
Erostika, Jellybean’s store
JellyBean @ PosterPop.com
Jackie and the Cedrics