I just published an article in the Washington Examiner in collaboration with Justin Duckham, my longtime friend and collaborator. He wrote and I drew this this very morning and it was up in the afternoon. Such is our fleeting news cycle.
Fats Domino died yesterday. Here's my tribute portrait. For reference, I used a video of him preforming his classic Blueberry Hill on Ed Sullivan. I've loved that song ever since I heard it in the movie 12 Monkeys. I first saw this video in an American Popular Music class I took in college, and now whenever I hear that song, I think Fats smiling at the camera on Ed Sullivan. Thank you, Mr. Domino for making one of my favorite old songs and for helping create rock and roll.
I expected that it would be easy to draw a caricature of Trump, but it's much harder than I expected. Here's a sheet full of trump attempts.
I've labeled these 1 thru 16 so that you can see their order of creation. The thing is, Trump is such a goofy looking guy that it's easy for an artist to exaggerate his hair or his pursed lips and then just draw the rest of him as proportionally normal. But those don't usually look that good to me, or at least they're not what I'm going for with this satirical portrait. I'm not a big fan of ridiculous exaggeration. Instead I prefer the more subtle likeness that just barley emphasizes a few features making the subject just a bit more deranged the...
Alright, I'm just getting my new website up and running. I was using Weebly for a few years, but I've been having trouble loading images in hi-rez, which is somewhat important for a website that exists to showcase images. So I've switched over to Wix. We'll see how it works out.
Okay, so Inktober is a challenge to make a new ink drawing every day for the month of October. I'll admit I've not even come close to one a day, but I shall persevere.
Here's a drawing of Tom Petty, who died a few days ago.