8.23.2006

Sketches

Part of drawing is drawing bad and warming up... working out ideas and sketching. It's so important to sketch a lot and then slow down, and I tend to get caught up in speed, deadlines and drawing fast. These are some quick sketches that I did for a couple recent gigs. They are the first step of a finished piece and have so much life where a the finished product lacks, yet there are so many technical problems and general mistakes. I think it's good to show all sorts of work for critiques and review, so here are some quick sketches.

The celebs are very fairly weak in my eyes, and the dogs were very gestural. The Italian Greyhound shows the progress for the final product, and the colored borzoi was an experiment.

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18 comments:

jert said...

i think the letterman is good enough to finish. i think im going to post some pictures of chomper, maybe you should draw him

Muffin said...

Wow, these are great! I love your linework, you make it look like it's so easy for you, - yet you have such an extreme likeness! They really are great great caricatures, I'd love to see them all finished up all of them.

... and here you are talking about "fairly weak in my eyes".. pssh! Shut up! :P

By the way, - the cover of your book is THE BEST. I wanna buy it.

caricaturas said...

Nice sketches bro, that lassie caricature is realy great, keep it up!

nELSON!
A Karikamania Das Caricaturas

Joe Bluhm said...

That's acually a borzoi - it's a really lanky and long 'lassie' - but different breed. ;)

Chris Wahl said...

Hey, Joe.

Great sketches. That first Jay Leno is hilarious.

I agree with Muffin, your Rejects cover is a classic.

The Gaber's Sketchblog said...

Of course its a borzoi, everyone knows that. They were breed in the 1460s by the Germans to find trouser snakes. Now they just look funny, and hate being called Lassie.

ken said...

amazing sketches, love the dogs, lots of nice shapes and character. and yeh! when is the book out???

Joe Bluhm said...

early 2007 - visit the site and sign up with your email, so I can remind you. :)

ken said...

done :D

MariaBolton.com said...

JOE JOE joeoeooeoeoe

im back on here.. forgot about my blogger... ;o)

nice work.
holla.
im trying to jump on the bandwagon more fullspeed this time... sleeps on!
whooot whoot! yay for seeing you at the convention! :) Tell D Im sorry I missed her... gah!

Michel said...

Amazing works and great caricatures. I´ll link You.
This dogs desings are incredible. What expression!!

January said...

Looks great!

David Malan said...

Killer work. The polititions are very well drawn.

caricaturas said...

Sorry about the Lassie :)
It was a plaisure meeting in person, you are a cool guy. Later. All the best.

Nathan Lindsay said...

I am inspired.

Nathan Lindsay said...

very inspiring, Joe.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, great ))

Anonymous said...

This is very inspiring work you have created for us. Some people need to know that these things can ensue to anyone. You have shown me a better view now.