Saturday, November 04, 2006
Doodles and "The Rape Eye"
This is a phone doodle/warm-up drawing. The last couple of months have been so busy, that I've barely had time to draw. I mean beyond work drawing. Correcting the perspective on Prop designs, adjusting lines of action and acting in storyboard drawings isn't nearly as much fun as doing the drawings from start to finish.
This fellow runs the operations at The Giant Hand Carwash . He has a look that says "Draw me!" A bold look that I guess works for him. I keep expecting to see him in a movie, doing a drug deal or something of that ilk. The girl in the hat and glasses is from the same location waiting for here car to be finished.
My ability to draw women is woefully in adequate,. But even a poor drawing of a pretty girl will usually get their attention. (Just a side note for the single shy cartoonists out there. Draw, Draw, Draw them close to you......Okay that sounds creepy, but it really does help. Smile when they look at you and your rendering of them. Then take the next step and start talking to them. All the while keep smiling. I had a friend that used to ask me why it was, that when a woman caught me looking at her ass, they would smile and give me a happy " I caught you with your hand in the cookie jar." eyes, but when he was busted in the same activity they'd give him the I hate you eyes. The answer was simple. When he would look at them, without being aware of it, he would slip into his serious SEX face. We've all got a serious sex face, but a women shouldn't see your serious sex face until you're having serious sex with her. Then it's an appropriate and welcome intensity. If you have that look on your face the first time she lays eyes on you, that same intense stare that later she might love will be interpreted as only one thing. "The Rape Eye." So put a smile on your face, and she will most likely smile back.)
Listen to him ramble on. What a schmo.
More phone doodles. I don't care for most of these. But I like the little guy in the corner with the Stamp in his hand. I like a drawings that make me want to draw more, either to forward a storyline that the drawing conjured for me, or to lean in a direction of a particular mood.
The drawing of the girl on the bottom left side was me trying to remember my girlfriends features the day after I meet her.
I failed miserably at capturing her likeness. It got all clunky and formulaic. This is one of the dangers if your first art job/training was at an amusement park drawing caricatures of the hideous, draw the right eye, draw the bridge of the nose, draw the left eye formula . It's a ruinous way to learn.
I did warn you that this would be a place of incoherent thoughts right? Well since as Uncle Eddies has stated "They haven't invented a decent fake muscle shirt." I am off to the gym.
Have a great Saturday.
Go now! Get out amongst 'em and draw.