Gold Nosey Award!
I'm back from the National Caricaturist Network's (NCN) 17th Annual Convention! It was a great time, many amazing artists from all over the world, and TONS of amazing artwork created. It was a wonderful time of fellowship with fellow artists as well as inspiring to see so many amazing drawings, paintings, and even sculptures.
I am very honored pleased to say that I have won the 2008 17th Annual International Competition Gold Nosey Award . . . The Caricaturist of the Year! The George Lucas above was my studio piece which I'm also pleased to say I took 1st place with.
18x20 Acrylic on Linen.
This was my wall at the convention. Every artist is assigned a wall space in the competition room, and assigned a number, I was 193. During the week the walls are filled with hundreds and hundreds of drawings, it's hard to describe how awesome it is!
I had to take photos of my work so please forgive the slight blur to the drawings. This is a pencil drawing I did of Kage Nakanishi, an OUT OF THIS WORLD caricaturist from Japan . . . I was very impressed with his work as well as very inspired. I'm also very excited because he's going to be doing a drawing or painting of me for the cover of the next Exaggerated Features magazine. Kage won the Gold Nosey Award last year, so he has the honor of painting this year's winner, I'll be doing the same for whoever wins next year's Gold Nosey.
Pencil 8.5x11 on paper.
9x12 Acrylic on Linen, completed during the competition.
This women was a lot of fun to draw. She had such great features, i think that she may have been drawn more than anyone there? She has great eyes and most artists were drawing her eyes popping out of her head. Her eyes were great, but I was a little more interested in the shape of her face, her nose was wonderful as well as her mouth. She's also a talented caricaturists who filled up her space with excellent work!
8.5x11 white and black charcoal on toned paper, completed during competition.
This is a 9x12 Oil on Linen that I did of one of the AMAZING artists from Japan. I'm sorry I cannot remember his name, but I remember his work, he is a very talented artist who I voted for. This was one of the paintings completed during the week, It placed 4th for "Caricature of the Year".
This is a painting I did of Jeff Redford, placed 1st for "Caricature of the Year".
11x14 Oil on Linen, completed during competition.
This is a digital painting completed during competition of an artist from Florida named Sean Gardner (http://sgcaricatures.blogspot.com). I added Sean's blog to my links, he's an amazing and talented caricaturist. I enjoyed watching him draw. This caricature placed 8th for "Caricature of the Year", and 2nd for Outstanding Digital Painting.
The Top Ten Caricaturists of the Year!!!
2008 Nosey Winners, Brian Oakes with the Bronze, Glenn Ferguson with the Silver, and yours truly with the Gold.
Me with Jan Op De Beeck! It's an honor to be able to call him a friend. An amazing artist no doubt, but an even better person!
Me with my friend Ismael Roldan. Ismael was this year's Guest of Honor and I was honored to receive from Ismael one of three "Guest of Honor Awards", for Outstanding Work. Thank you for everything Ismael, I'll be sure to pass it on . . . you know what I mean.
Me with Golden Idol . . . uh, er, I mean Golden Nosey!
Me with the President of the NCN Robert Bauer. BTW, the NCN will now be the ISCA or the International Society of Caricature Artists. Robert Bauer is a great guy, plenty of fun to hang out with. He also won the bid during the auction for a painting of him done by me . . . I'll most likely be posting sketches for that soon followed by a painting! Money for the painting goes back into the organization.
I'm glad this nosey thing made someone happy! In all seriousness, I'm very, very honored to have won, so thank you much to all of you who voted, it really means a lot to me.