Tuesday, May 29, 2012

APF caricatures

I did a bunch of caricatures over the weekend, at the Alabama Phoenix Festival. I drew them smaller than usual, and with more colors, and with some effort, as always, to continue to get cartoonier. What do you think of these?

This kid's name is Darby.

For some reason, on this one, I reverted to my drawn-big-and-monochromatic style.

 This is my cartoonist friend Chris Fason.

This is my cartoonist friend Tim Rocks. He gave me license to try and be as grotesque as possible. I'm sure I could have pushed it further, though. I'm still trying to improve. 

This is my cartoonist friend Tom Briscoe. I did a very bland version first, then later in the day tried again in an attempt to be cruel. Probably somewhere in between would have been good. 

Trying to be a little more creative with color here, but I've got a lot to learn in that department.

This is the beautiful baby of my cartoonist friend Kinch Raby, II

This fellow only had a dollar, so I said I'd do a little bitty version for that. I like it. Maybe I should make them all little bitty.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Alabama Phoenix Festival

It's here!  Birmingham sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, & arts convention The Alabama Phoenix Festival is starting now and continues throughout the weekend.  Click that link for all the info.

A bunch of Salty 'Ham Cartooneestas will be there: Tom BriscoeChris FasonAndy GrayJames HislopeKinch Raby, and me, Chris Garrison.  As well as a bunch of other artists who probably SHOULD be SHC's, but just haven't joined yet.

I'll be selling Jakey the Jerk #1, which collects all the Jakey stories so far from my webcomic Zoo Laffs, and I reckon I'll also do a few caricatures.  See you there!

Monday, May 21, 2012

More Party Caricatures

I've been doing more party caricatures!  It's a lot of fun.  What do you think of these?

Never put red around the eyes.  It's demonic.

She wasn't squinting when I drew her!

Loved these guys.

I'm still feeling like my caricature style is just okay.  I think if I would just study what some of my favorite caricaturists are doing, and employ some weird theories I've been hatching about the art form, and really practice to figure some things out, I might make a stylistic breakthrough.  I just need to take the time to do that stuff.