Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Some sketches of various nefarious characters. I was thinking war, espionage and spies. You got your mad scientists, thugs, master minds, etc. The best way, for me, to come up with various caricatures is to sketch out the basic shapes of the head in terms of simple geometry: ovals, triangles, etc. Once the overall flow of the head shape is determined, I sort of "hang" the features on top of the basic shapes-- from general to specific. The entire time I try to push the features and shapes around as if playing with a lump of clay, and that's where the exaggeration is applied. The temptation is to always go back for endless noodling. Not always a good idea since the drawing could loose its spotaneity.
Soon I will be posting some works in steps from a rough concept to a final piece, a work-flow of sorts.