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014: Inktober 2017: Why I abandoned it (and why I’m okay with that)

014: Inktober 2017: Why I abandoned it (and why I’m okay with that)

  Highlights, Takeaways, Quick Wins   Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 Self-initiated projects are fun, but it’s okay to reprioritize them if you have to complete something that you’ve committed to do for someone else. Reprioritizing something doesn’t mean you’re giving it up forever; you’re just giving it up right now.   Have you ever […]

010: Collaboration in Creating Caricatures

Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2016 Highlights, Takeaways, Quick Wins 1. Collaboration is not having 100% control and requires trust. 2. Instead of being frustrated by the lack of control in collaborating you need to see the beauty in it. 3. Collaboration is utilizing people’s best skills to serve the project and not your ego. 4. […]

Leslie Agan and her assistant Gwenzy…

Leslie Agan and her assistant Gwenzy…

  BlogPost 007: How to Tell a Story with a Caricature (When You Don’t Have a Lot to Go With) Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 Highlights, Takeaways, Quick Wins Creating a likeness in a caricature is baseline. Telling a story is what will set you apart as a caricature artist. Dig deep when creating a caricature. […]

Case Study 002: Poema

Case Study 002: Poema

  Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 Case Study 002: Poema I’d like to start off by encouraging you to watch the “Forget You in LA” video and then strongly encourage you to buy Poema’s Pretty Speeches EP.  The Subject I have been listening to and following Poema since they became a band in 2008. I have probably seen them perform […]

006: Tracing Paper Can Help You Correct Mistakes in Your Caricature

006: Tracing Paper Can Help You Correct Mistakes in Your Caricature

Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015   I had a brilliant instructor in college that used two sayings often in his classes. One he would use in our illustration class when we would make a mistake on an illustration that we were fairly far along with; he would say, “You drew it once, you can draw […]

003: The Basic Tools Needed for Making Caricatures

Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015   In the film The Mask of Zorro, there is an older Zorro who is trying to teach a younger, eager disciple who is wanting to take up the mantle to fight the main antagonist(s). The younger Zorro is very zealous and wants to jump into this large world of […]

002: “So If You Make It to 500 Caricatures, Who Cares?”

Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015   “So if you make it to 500 caricatures, who cares?”   The question was asked of me when I announced my goal of drawing 500 caricatures in 500 days. I felt this was an important question that needed some answering, because there are a lot of why’s to the […]

000: One Thing

000: One Thing Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015   One of my favorite shows is Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. It was such a well written, well animated series that also had perfect voice casting. There is an episode in Justic League Unlimited, titled “”The Cat and the Canary””, where Wildcat is arguing with […]