Last day of Winter


Boomer Bill said...

I like your work. Mike is a good coach. Retail and studio are sooooo different.

Future Father-in-law said...


These are awesome!
I really like and get a kick out of the boy here of the boy skiing. I think his tummy and with his feet going out like that is just so funny. Nice coloring too!

Mike N. with Draw4You.com

Joe Bluhm said...

Thanks - Bill, I'm learning that. I sometimes feel that if I work hard on a live caricature, I can polish it up. That's wrong, though - it comes from the first glance and from the gut and big arm movements.

rickgo said...

these are pretty amazing man,the one thing i regret about my time at kamans was in 6 years i never really got to work around as much talent as i would have liked to.so in turn i don't think i got to watch as many great caricaturists work.do you get ragged on for taking a bit longer on your stuff?sometimes dudes can be serious money machines and spit out some real mediocre stuff just to make a few extra bucks.
again man,these are super tight and i would die to be pushing features around and doing bodies like this.

Joe Bluhm said...

Rick -
Actually, I end up being one of the fastest at SeaWorld (I hold the park record for one-day total sales!). It's only here and there I take my time, but it does tend to hurt in sales, when I do. Luckily, I'm at a park where 8 months out of the year, a 'bad' day is selling $300 in caricatures - I can usually take home $50-$100 pay and still draw a few good sketches in a day (by 'good' I mean ones that I'm fairly pleased with, personally). I do my share of cute sketches, and that's why I'm indescriminantly posting here - because I want the cute ones to be eliminated, for the most part. I want less weaknesses and mental (exaggeration) blocks in my artwork, and what better way to practice?