Monday, March 26, 2012

Madonna (Caricature) Speed Painting

While I'm not a huge fan of Madonna, I will be honest in saying that I do like some of her older music. As far as her personal life, that's a different story...

O.k., I'll be honest. Madonna was actually pretty "rad" back in the 80's and early 90's. In addition to having a huge music career, she also used to be in movies and did an awesome job on shows like Saturday Night Live. 

Having said that, I thought doing an 80's caricature version of Madonna would be pretty fun; and it was! This is the first female of this drawing/painting series. 

In an attempt to make female caricatures "less manly", I try to use less lines in the face, so I don't scare away the children, you know? I think it's easy to get away with making male caricatures over-the-top with facial detail, but when you do have to be a little bit more simple, otherwise it just doesn't look very feminine.

Hope you enjoyed this! Until next time!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Reverse" Criticism

I was having a conversation earlier today with a friend at work, and the subject of criticism came up...

One thing I have found strange about myself is that I do not mind criticism at all. I think the more honest someone can be with what I do, the more motivation I will have to prove them wrong and/or do it better the next time. That is not what bothers me; what does is this- being complimented.

Sounds a bit strange, doesn't it? I suppose so. Not so sound full of my myself or anything, but I remember always feeling guilty trying my absolute best in art classes back in school, because I knew I would get attention that I didn't necessarily want. At times, I felt bad that the person sitting next to me put in 20 hours on a project, and I only put in 10 - and mine (sometimes) looked better. Then again, sometimes another person sitting near me in art class made mine look like it was done by a 5 year old with some crayons, you know?

I guess it is part of being humble? I am not sure. For some reason I do not take compliments very well, other than a quick "thanks"...and that's it. That's not to say I don't want people to like my work; I do- I just prefer when people tell me something I can improve upon, as well as the good stuff!

Did any of that make sense to anyone reading this? I sure hope so, took about 20 minutes for me to type all this.

In WashedupTV news, I recently finished a Tim Burton speed painting video and A "50s Meets the Twilight Zone" video on my channel, so be sure to check them both out if you haven't already.

The next video I think I will be doing is a speed painting of Danny Elfman w/ stay tuned!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

King speed drawing & colored pencils

Hi there! In this video, I thought I would just share some of my experience using colored pencils. I decided to draw a cartoon king, simply because I thought there would be a lot of different colors to work with; just a fun drawing I suppose. 

I really enjoy using colored pencils; the problem is that my patience is very limited when using them. As strange as  this might sound, I have much more patience doing a painting that may take 10-20+ hours total that I do with a colored pencil drawing that could take about 2 or 3 hours total. I find it difficult to explain. If anyone has an opinion as to why this may be, I would like to hear it!

Until next time!