Saturday, January 30, 2010

Friends... and more Drama!

Here's a couple recent drawings. To start it out, the top one is another celebrity caricature of Kevin Dillon's character, Johny Drama. I started this in October when I just moved back to Minnesota and just never got around to coloring it.

The second image is of two friends of mine, Dan and Natalie. They're both caricature artists at Legoland and super cool people. Natalie loves food and we used to talk about our favorite taco shops in Encinitas whenever it was slow at work. Dan, well, he's pretty much the man. They have been friends for a while but it was around Christmas time when I saw on Facebook that they were dating now and became inspired to draw this.

The last drawing is of another California friend/artist... Ricardo Vasquez. Another good man to say the least. To contrast his love for death metal music, Ricardo is probably one of the kindest guys you'll meet. A friend to all and a lover of life I can't say enough good things about him and his family. This was a warm up drawing before working on a freelance project today.

Finally... I've been listening to some art(pod)casts of Stephen Silver. Very inspirational and great food for thought, especially if you're into animation, caricature and passion for art. Check it out if you get a chance and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Food For Thought

Here's some kind of new art from the last couple months. The top image is another from my sketchbook inspired by Joshua Middleton. I remember seeing his work on X-Men covers when I was younger and recently fell in love with his work all over again. The second image is a caricature of Will Ferrell from the movie Anchorman. Couple of my friends from California are drawing celebrities for fun so that's our new thing. Finally, the last image is of an adult actor Jessie Jane done for a friend. I like how the ink in the background turned out, and as always, drawing sexy woman is a plus.

There's something that's been on my mind and apart of my focus the last couple months that is worth mentioning. If anything, I just want to talk about it more because I've kept most of it to my self and it's worth sharing . What I'm talking about is the laws of attraction and positive thinking.

About two years ago my mom gave me this book called "the Secret." It's a group of professional teachers, philosophers and speakers that share how they have come to understand the laws of the universe. It has a lot to do with gaining control of your thoughts and getting what you want in life. The ideas shared in this book are closely related to the New Testament from the Bible. What's really interesting to me is the more I research, the more it seems all other ideas, practices and religions that are out there all have many similarities.

I could talk about this till the cows come home, but for what it's worth, I'm really grateful to learn and practice from these teachings. I owe a lot of my good fortunes, relationships, health and wealth to this way of living. Each day is a blessing and there's a lot to be said about gratitude. Each day I look forward to learning more about these teachings.

Ooofda! That was a lengthy one. Thanks for stopping by! :)