Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Character sketches


Often times when I'm in a meeting listening to people talk over each other, I draw the people talking because they don't notice. They think you're listening intently and scribbling notes. Or I draw other people who really are listening. They don't notice you drawing them either.



Sometimes I just draw them as is (that's easiest), sometimes I draw reflections of them in glass (more interesting) and sometimes I do characatures. These are the most fun, but often difficult because people don't like it when they look silly or you exaggerate features they know about themselves and are self-conscious about.



These are some I did during a painful week-long meeting of meetings where I tried to make the folks look similarly... childish. Like they were all mini-versions of themselves. Pretty fun.

7 comments:

Mom said...

they're adorable! made me chuckle!

Hose Head said...

Do you have any of yourself? Do you ever show your fellow staff people what they really look like?

Kerri said...

I want you to draw one of ME!! :-D

Kerri said...

PS--The top one is Matt Conte, right????

spaceJASE said...

Yeah that's Matt, then Craig and last Dan T. heh heh.

Kerri said...

I thought the 2nd one was Craig, but since he doesn't have glasses on, it threw me off. Great drawrings!

cr4i9 said...

Yeah, I don't wear my glasses any more. Even though that didn't stop Jess from making my blog banner from an image of me WITH my glasses. She said they were my trademark. :-)