9.02.2007

Dan Hay

On page 80 of my book, REJECTS, I mention artist Dan Hay. I learned from Dan that drawing a caricature of a person can be more fun than solving an equation. Dan indirectly taught me that, while it is a problem-solving art, it can also yield different results, far beyond the "correct" solution. Dan would (and does) draw caricatures of individuals in many radical different ways. Even if it's the same person, each drawing will be amazingly different, based on the day, the look of the person, a commentary he's making about the person, a particular observation during that sitting, or any number of other reasons. Dan draws in a great cartoony way, yet implements observational coloring and shading, while not losing that grasp on inventiveness. Few artists know of Dan, and I think he likes it that way... in fact, he'll probably be a bit mad at me for sharing all of this, but I find him far too inspiring and talented to keep hidden.

I visited Orlando, FL last week and dropped by the old stomping ground (Sea World) and was lucky enough to get a caricature sketch by Dan Hay. It's funny, accurate and extreme:

9 comments:

jert said...

Dan Hay is funny, if you call being a big ugly jerk funny :-)

just kidding Dan(or am I?)

jer.

Jason Seiler said...

That's sweet, you were talking about him with me a few weeks ago . . . . now I see what you're saying! He's really good, looks like a friggin' photo of you! :)

MariaBolton.com said...

Yeah,..... agreed... Dan is awesome. What a fun sketch!!! ;O) SO clever it tis!

Ken said...

this is extreme! And very cool...

Scott Fertig said...

It looks like you were being punched from all angles by an invisable team of assasins.

Aaron said...

so cool

Bobby Chiu said...

hahahaha... awesome Joe!

The Gaber's Sketchblog said...

Dan is amazing. His drawing of Zitman at the last con was my favorite.

jeff said...

hooolllyyy jesus!!!

thats fucking good.
damn
philby does draw like dan.
rueter was right
hah
i said it!