Prior to my joining the NCN, a lot of my art was fairly stagnant (I realize now). One of the things I didn't do was side or 3/4 views on my 3D Caricatures, because the images would fragment if I tried to add a bevel. I learned how to get around that, piecemeal, but never got around to challenging myself to do one. I have been stretching myself a lot here, and took several risks with a caricature I owed a friend. For one thing he is almost at a 3/4 view. For another, he is doing something other than standing there and maybe holding something. I thought I'd share it. I'm pretty jazzed.
I am finishing redoing a web site for Knotty Headz Tattoo Factory in Columbia, South Carolina. I included 3D Caricatures of the owners, Christian and Sabine. Great folks, very nice clean shop with some talented artists!
Rock, Brian, Pag, Bat, Lindsey, Marecho, and Bill. Side Street Pizza, Tryon, North Carolina, Sept. 4, 2008
A group of five NCN Caricaturists, a wife, and a girlfriend got together at Side Street Pizza in Tryon, North Carolina yesterday for lunch, fellowship, some caricaturing, and to discuss the possibility of forming a Carolina or South Eastern Chapter of the National Caricaturist Network. Present were Brian Vasilik, Mike Paglia, Bill LaRocque, Bat Hilliard, Bat's lady, Lindsey, my glorious wife, Marecho, and me, Rock Cowles.
We split two exceptional pizzas, got to know each other a bit, and whipped out the drawing supplies! Everyone got drawn by everyone except the two ladies, who aren't caricaturists, but were eye candy with great senses of humor!
Nothing got resolved, other than chapter or not, we'd like to try to do this on an monthly or bi-monthly basis. We decided to find out what forming a chapter takes, and see about doing a little recruiting or at least find out how many interested parties we might have, at this year's NCN Annual Convention being held this November in Raleigh, North Carolina.
I was like a fish out of water drawing live caricature, but everyone (but me) seemed happy with my live caricatures. Long way to go!
Please let me know if you're interested in the possibility of starting a Chapter with us. If you haven't already checked out the NCN and have an interest in caricature, visit the National Caricaturist Network at: www.caricature.org