Sunday, February 19, 2006

Angelina I'm sorry.

John K. has always been a big inspiration for me. Sure he can draw some funny pictures and pretty girls but possibly more than that I admire his candid commentary about the animation industry and art versus business in general. Still fightin' the good fight and now in blog form: John K's Stuff.

So in his newest post he's asked everyone to caricature Angelina Jolie and I thought I'd doodle some up. John did a great job of documenting his process and what he tries to capture when doing a caricature. I read it all and saw his doodles and thought I might try approaching it the same way. As soon as my pencil hit the paper I just started drawing though. My usual process. I wasn't thinking about process or even what I really hoped to achieve. Just shapes and lines. About half way through I was really pretty amazed that my process was very similar to John's. I was shocked because at a certain point I felt comfortable with the subject and just knew what features I wanted to play with. I wasn't looking at pictures of Angelina any more. I then it became more about having fun with the drawing. Pretty cool.

Anyway, I scanned 'em all in and numbered them in the order in which I drew them. So all the embarrassing ones are in there too. That first page I can totally see myself just trying to draw her face. I see the struggle because I want to make it goofy but I haven't even drawn her yet so it's awkward.

I guess what I find so interesting is that I'm not thinking about any of this when I'm drawing. I didn't make this conscience decision to start drawing her real face. And the weird thing is that art is all ABOUT decision making. I'm gonna draw this today. The lines will look like this and it's gonna be blue and maybe a little red. In the end, my mind IS adhering to a process that I'm not even aware of until I look back. Plus I'm sure there's a metaphor for life in there somewhere...

In conclusion, neat stuff :)

Oh yeah - cute kid...





10 comments:

JohnK said...

Hi Bob,

these are great! They're amazing!

Your pal,

John K.

I'm gonna post one on my blog, ok?

boob said...

No problem John! Thanks fer takin' a peek man!

There's just a lot I really love about the process of drawing and the artist's brain at work so it was a welcome experiment.

Alessandro_PPG said...

Very Cool yours illustrations! Muito bacana as suas caricaturas e as outras ilustrações de seu blogger! Parabéns! Congratulations!

Elliot said...

You did a fine, fine job on a very hard task there mate!

Dave Pryor said...

That's a lot of drawings of an ugly woman. Seems the perfect subject matter for caricature!

Jav said...

Awesome Bob...
Some really good ones...
Its funny how some can look nothing like eachother, yet still resemble the same person!
Right on...

Alina Chau said...

coooool drawings!

KaRLa said...

great sketches¡¡¡¡ really wonderful i love it

CarolineJarvis said...

Love the kid... he's great!

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