11.09.2009

ISCA convention

Every year I forget what an amazing group of people this is, and what an inspiring event the convention is... and then I go and am reminded in a big way. So many friends and so much inspiration. It's an injection that lasts 10 months, and this past week in Sandusky, OH was no exception. Over 250 people gathering, drawing thousands of caricatures and paintings, sculptures and other art. I cannot recommend this group gathering enough to an artist even remotely interested in art of the figure and face.

Here are a few of the pieces I completed over the course of 3 days. I don't have good photos of all the drawings, but I am most interested in painting, and these were sort of a milestone for me. The photos aren't all that great, and I'll get more of them soon:





(detail)

This is a cool cat Canadian who makes this face all the time (10"x10", acrylic).




Illustrator Ed Steckley is one of my best friends... and he wears these boots (10"x10", acrylic).




Friends Andy and Nate on one canvas




Marlo Meekins. Those that know her... well, I hope you see it (24"x18", acrylic).


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17 comments:

jimbodraw said...

Great stuff, Joe. These paintings really inspired me, to try some more acrylic work. Good seeing you at the con, and thanks for the drawing!

SEILER said...

Awesome work Joe!

jesse winchester said...

Ahh geeze.
These are just fantastic.
Love the sense of form, color relationships, and compositions. But more then anything I love the sense of character in each.

Way to go!

galvinator said...

fantastic!!

Big Sam said...

freakin cool man! I still need you to send me pics of ya to draw man!

Scott Hamilton said...

I love these Joe. Especially Marlo's

l e d o said...

Awesome stuff, yeah I want to try some acrylic too.

Vincenzo said...

Saw these on some of the wall photos...I was hoping you would post them on the blog...@#$% great!!!

Don Coker said...

Cool stuff, Joe! Keep it up.

Tooninator said...

again dude, awesome work and congrats. It was great to meet and and be inspired by your art. You're a cool dude along with being the best of the best

Jason said...

I love the top Ed, he really does make that face all the time.

cheers!

Meesimo said...

Cool to see you making some nice n' good ol' fashioned acrylic paintings! Great stuff man!
Cheers!

Nori Tominaga said...

thanks for sharing these man

John said...

Great work, Joe!

Looks like those are some old "Dingo" boots, Ed is wearing?

I remember an ad for them that featured O.J. Simpson! :/

Loved the close up detail!

Bobby Chiu said...

Awesome work Joe!

David Wolter said...

Great stuff!

the Incredible Andy said...

great paintings, Joe! The first one's especially nice. It also looks like moonbot's keeping you plenty busy as well. Also, the mural looks great as well!

Sorry I haven't been keeping in touch. I keep checking your blog, though. See you in 2010!