Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Dan Springer is one of NYC's and the NCN's treasures. I'm really surprised that Dan isn't one of the "recognized caricature stars" of the organization because the man has so much skill and talent. I met Dan several years ago through a mutual friend, Kenly Dillard, while we were drawing caricatures at Union Square. Dan had this peaceful vibe that seemed to come from him that made you feel instantly relaxed in his presence. After some time I had the opportunity to go to his Brooklyn studio and was blown away by his skill in painting and his commitment and work ethic. I can honestly say Ive NEVER seen Dan ever raise his voice in all the time that Ive known him, and although fame in the "conventional sense" has eluded him, he still manages to carry himself with the same quiet dignity, and peace that made me feel at ease in the first place. If you are lucky, you can catch Dan drawing caricatures in NYC central Park. I would encourage anyone to stop to get drawn by this MASTER. Dont tell Dan I called him a master, Im sure he would humbly disagree,
Thursday, July 17, 2008
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Saturday, June 21, 2008
TOMO'S work was a total mindblower to get. I drew his caricature in blk and white on paper and was TOTALLY uprepared for this great painting of me that he did. I feel honored. Like everyone he knows me as "subwaysurfer" (thats the reason for the trains in my mouth) but also noticed that when I draw, I usually have a pen i my outh like a cigar .
Monday, June 16, 2008
I had the priviledge of meeting Jan Obdebeek personally when he visited New York years ago and he drew this one minute pencil caricature of me while sitting in the restaurant. It was my very first Exaggerated caricature, and I didn trealize how lucky I was to get it until I attended a couple of NCN Conventions later on.
Kathy did this caricature of me at the Nevada NCN Convention where we were both drawing each other ans spontaneously broke out in song and strting singing showtune duets. ( She ca REALLY sing! ) This photo doesnt do the caricature justice. She did this with pastels that were VERY densely covered that I thought I'd smudge it on the plane ride home.
I found these in a folder hiddle uder my living room couch. I thought I lost them forever. These are some FANTASTIC caricatures made by Japanese caricatures artists who I dont remember! AAAAARRRGH at a 2007 Convention in Nevada. If any NCN people Know who these folks are please let me know!