At the upcoming International Society of Caricature Artists ( ISCA ) con, I’ve been asked to do a seminar on my last twenty ( ! ) years of drawing caricatures at Walt Disney World. I tweaked my recent self caricature a bit for the class, as you can see here:
My “class”, “lecture”, or whatever you want to call it, will be an overview of my history at Disney, and that of my company, Caricature Connection. I’ll be talking about our retail outlets , our artist talent agency, and my freelance work. By the way, if you’ve never attended an ISCA con, you should! It is a caricature bootcamp and will whip you into shape! ( www.caricature.org ) I can’t recommend the organization highly enough!
I’m not sure if it’s the upgrade to iOS7 or not, but for some reason this past week, ArtStudio on my iPad has been acting weird. Even basic tools like the Paint bucket have been working erratically. So, what do you do when the “normal” way you work doesn’t work anymore? Change the way you work! That’s what I had to do midway through a live digital caricaturing event I was performing at last week. I’ll see if I can find some of those pix and share them here. I went for a “rougher”, more natural tools looking style, instead of really smooth, slick brushes. I also colored on a lower layer, with a big brush rather than the aforementioned paint bucket, leaving some rim lighting within the lines. This is a drawing I did after the gig, of fellow caricaturist James Thomas, as I continued to play around in this new style. It kind of has a more illustrative quality, so I may keep doing stuff his way.
Drawing yourself is a real chore. You always want to make yourself thinner, younger, whatever… but sometimes in my biz it’s necessary. Here’s my latest version of my mug for some upcoming appearances / lectures I’m going to be doing.