8.14.2006

San Diego gig

I'll make Gabe happy and finally post these sketches.
While training caricatures in California for Kaman's Art Shoppes (mid-June, '06), I sub'd for a friend at a gig at a large hotel near the San Diego convention center, for a group of accountants. Along with a few other artists, including good friends Court Jones and Gabe Hunt, I got the rare opportunity to really let loose and do what I wanted (as did everyone else).
This crowd was trying to prove that accountants aren't boring, but 'hip'. I heard nearly every guest talk about this, and being able to read people after years of drawing caricatures, we all knew this and really had a blast - on paper, with our crass wit, and every way possible. The group loved nearly every sketch, even when they seemed offended. It was great.

Each image was completed in anywhere from 10-25 minutes with a Staedtler MarsGraphic 3000
brushpen and shaded with a black Prismacolor Art Stix.

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13 comments:

Adam the Caricatureguy said...

That last one is one of the funniest things I have ever seen! Kick ass!

Patrick said...

Those are great Joe .Thanks for posting them.

kurushii said...

awesome work man!

G R I G O R said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
ex--E-- llent! think i am gonna learn how to draw cricature......

Will Appledorn said...

That last one is the funniest one ive seen in a long time.Hey, if you were doing caricature training in Cali for Kaman's that would be awesome if you could come up to Geauga lake and show us a few things.

Joe Bluhm said...

I wish I could, Apple. I enjoy traveling so much... you'd have to convince your boss to put a budget request in for me to come and train for a weekend. That's the only time I could come.

I WANT to, but only managers can make that happen... (wink wink)

Thanks, Grig. You inspire me far more than most.

Howard Shum said...

Cool caricatures!

The Gaber's Sketchblog said...

It was fun watching you draw the last one, and hearing everybody say "Your eye, ooh my god, your eye," and her replying each time, "What a'bout my eye?

jert said...

har har har

Jonathan said...

Just come across your Blog, Joe, and really great, solid work. Fabulous.

Mike Hasson said...

Hmmm...subbing on a gig with Court and Gabe in mid-June? Joe - you didn't draw these at MY JOB, did you? What were you thinking? You'll never work in this town again, y'hear! I'll blackball you from here to New York! You're finished!

Uh...client was very happy with you guys, in case it was my job...

The Gaber's Sketchblog said...

The Client was so happy they extended us an extra hour, and tipped us each $50. They must of felt bad that we had to look at their fugly faces that much longer.

Shane Johnson said...

Hey,

Wow! I just came across your site today. Youre caricature work is truly awesome. Hope to see more to come!

Shane
http://shanejohnsoncartoons.com