6.04.2008

Live Caricatures #4

Here's another edition to the theme park sketch catalog. If you don't own a copy of REJECTS, this is the sort of sugar-booger love you'll find in this one-of-a-kind book, so get your copy soon!

(psst! I'm peppering new links to great friends and great blogs every now and then, so take a look at these wonderful artists' work, over here to the right!) >>>

These were drawn in California in 2007 while training caricaturists on the West Coast of the US.




Here is a good-natured family with a great sense of humor. This was drawn at Legoland, if I remember correctly.



A colleague at Knott's Berry Farm western themed park in Anaheim, CA. He's got a mean (good) caricature sketch.



Here are two brothers wanting bodies that contained their excitement for the (then) recently released Spiderman movie. This was done while working with my buddy Gabe Hunt at Legoland. One wanted to be Spawn and one "black" Spiderman. They were beyond excited.



This just a kid. He was funny. It looked like he.
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16 comments:

Zachary Ford said...

These are great dude, glad to see you posting live stuff again.

Tim Bye said...

Joe these are just awesome! so inspiring! How long roughly do you spend on each?

Joe Bluhm said...

Thanks, guys!

Tim, the first sketch would take around 20 minutes, the artist rendering was probably 45 minutes, the brothers spidey were around 12 minutes each, and the open-mouth kid (if I remember correctly) was a quick one; maybe 4 minutes.

I'm glad you like the live stuff. I've got plenty more on my backup hard drive, so I'll toss them on the blog every now and then.

Tooninator said...

Hey Joe!! Thanks for checkin' out my blog. It means alot. And by alot, I mean, I study your Rejects book every morning on the shitter ;)

Seriously though, you're my hero.

Moro Rogers said...

Heh, these are sweet. I totally suck at charicatures.

Florian Satzinger said...

Wow, Joe! Wonderful works, indeed. And many thanks for coming by my blog and big thanks for the kind comment! Cheers, Sir.

Leonel Castellani said...

Awesome blog you got here, man! I´ll be back for more. Added to favs already!

Dan McMahan said...

the open mouth kid reminds me of Calvin taking photos in "Calvin and Hobbes." Awesome job.

Nelson Santos said...

Joe, that guy with the sunglasses is one of your best the shadows are just great man you are true inspiration.

TAKANABE said...

I like Big chin & glass guy.
This is Awesome great one.
Thank you sharing!!

Moyse said...

I agree, big chin and glass guy is awesome! Beautiful structure on that top lip!

Chris said...

Joe, great work! What medium do you use for your coloring? I use prisma color markers, but I can't see to get a nice blend unless I really go to town. Again, I really appreciate your work!

Faboun'e said...

love the second one... great !

Anonymous said...

Joe, Your art is the best I've seen.

I bought your book too. Awesome drawings.

Gabriel Hunt draws sometimes said...

I don't like being called "buddy." I prefer life partner.

Gabriel Hunt said...

BTW, loved watching you draw these Spider-Man sketches.