Tuesday, March 31, 2009

4月のイベント April Caricature Events

In the month of April, Caricature Japan will be holding a group exhibit at Yokohama's Red Brick Warehouse from the 7th through the 12th.

4月7日~4月12日迄横浜の赤レンガ倉庫で、カリカチュアジャパン初のグループ展「Caricature Japaning」が開催されます。

****On April 12th from 9:54 p.m. TV Tokyo's "Solomon Ryu" will be showing a feature on Caricature Japan's founding artist Kage Nakanishi! Please tune in to see the story of one of the world's leading caricature artists.****

Monday, March 2, 2009

Aquarium Picturebook 水族館の絵本

This last month I have completed more pages to add to the picture book I made for our customers at the Enoshima aquarium to enjoy. This is one of my favorites, the manta.


David Bowie Changes

Recently I made a drawing showing the changes of British singer David Bowie. He has been making music since 1969 and has sold an estimated 136 million albums worldwide. His stage persona and appearance has went through many changes over the years.

This is a quick portrait style sketch I made for practice...
I also studied the works of illustrator Ralph Steadman. These are a few study sketches I made of his work...

My finished work shows three different stages of David Bowie's career... His Ziggy Stardust era, his role from the movie Labyrynth and his style from Let's Dance. I worked in pen and ink only and the drawing seems to have taken on the feeling of one of my favorite artists Al Hirschfeld...

NCN Japan Mini Convention

On February 17th I attended the National Caricature Network Mini Convention at the Asakusa View Hotel.
Many artists came from all over Japan, Asia and the world to have fun drawing and compete against other artists. There were competitions for speed, likeness, best technique, etc.

I attended seminars from Golden Nosey award winning artists Court Jones and Kage Nakanishi. There were even television crews to get news stories. Here is a video crew interviewing Court Jones...