I’ve been drawing the human figure for many years and recommend it as a mental exercise for artists. I even did some modelling myself at one stage. My preferred medium is pastel on canson paper.Here’s a few samples.
On November 16th and 17th 2012 the Australian Cartoonist Association had its annual Stanley Awards get together, this time in my home town of Newcastle. I was asked to provide the colour cover for the brochure and I portrayed Sam Viviano, art director for Mad magazine, and Alex Stitt of ‘Life, be in it’ fame.
We had an exhibition of cartoons on the Friday night followed by the dinner and award presentation on the Saturday night.
One of many doodles created with pen on paper during meetings or while on the phone. They aren’t planned nor do I sketch them out in pencil beforehand. The results are straight from the spontaneous part of my subconscious. Some people think I’m not paying attention in the meetings but the opposite is true. These random creations stop my mind from wandering and help me focus on what’s being said.
Sketched on my Samsung Note 10.1 at the 2012 ACA Conference.
Scribbled on my Samsung tablet at the ACA Conference.