I started working on a Malki, but the show ended before I finished. If I remember to, I'll draw David when the video is posted later. For now the drawing of Straub can just feel very important in a blog post all by himself!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Did a couple caricatures of Vladimir Nabokov and critic Lionel Trilling, recently featured in Uncle Eddie's Theory Corner.
Trilling's face (above) was drastically different depending on what angle he was facing the camera. His eyes were always kind of sunken and desperate, which I wish I had exaggerated a little more.
Nabokov's bean was round and squishy regardless of the angle, and his thick glasses often obscured his eyes from the camera, making him seem very withdrawn and mysterious. His manner of speech was also very reserved. I felt that there was a big sheet of glass preventing us from seeing Nabokov's entire personality too clearly, not just his eyes. If I were to draw him again I would choose a facial expression that better described that idea. It seems I figure out the best parts of a person after I've already finished my refined caricature of them.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Here are a couple sketches inspired by a trip Cassandra and I took to the Mojave Desert during Memorial Day.
The area was called Deep Creek near the Bowen Ranch. The creek itself is accessible through a 2-3 mile trek through steep sandy mountainsides. All over the place were small, scraggly shrubs and piles of rocks like the one below.
The creek is famous for its hot springs, which were as hot as a jacuzzi but filled with algae. My brand-new swim trunks (I didn't bring any from South Carolina) became covered in green slime. There were a few nude bathers around, but they tended to be middle-aged, overweight men with sunburns on unfortunate places. -_-
Cassandra and I had plenty of fun exploring the area, and it's feasible we may return eventually, but there are lots of other cool hiking spots to visit in the meantime.
Oh! Here's a general list of the critters we saw on the trip:
2. Mini-bears (prairie dogs)
3. Small, scaly lizards
4. Rattle Snake eating a mouse
5. Mouse (being eaten by a snake)
7. Frog eggs
8. Either a hawk or a really big crow.