Robert Bauer Sketch and then some . . .
I've just returned home after a nice week away with my wife and girls! I of course had to do some sketching and drawing while away, so for this post I thought I'd share a few sketches from my sketchbooks.
This is Robert Bauer the current president of the International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA). Before the awards ceremony at the NCN's (now the ISCA) convention, there was an auction held. In the auction were original drawings and paintings by Tom Richmond, Ray Alma, myself, Ismael Roldan, Court Jones, Joe Bluhm, and Jan Op De Beeck. Robert Bauer won the highest bid for my work. Robert will get an original acrylic painting of himself painted by yours truly. The above is the study for this painting.
While away on my trip I picked up a new sketchbook at Wal-Mart of all places. It's a great size, 8.5x11 toned paper . . . fun stuff to sketch on. I didn't have a white color pencil or charcoal with me, would have been nice to add some highlights here and there . . . will bring one along from now on. On this page is a quick sketch of my pal from New York Fred Harper with the hair and the nose! The back of the head sketch is my friend Paul Moyse from the U.K., and the other smaller doodles are cartoon sketches of Robert Bauer. All sketches done with prismacolor pens or ball point pen.
I'm going to be doing a small oil of this dog for a past student of mine . . . these are some quick little sketches I did for prep. There's only subtle differences between the sketches. I have something particular in mind that I'm going for with it, now I know what I want to do when it comes time to paint.
These sketches are of my friend Roger Hurtado, again done with prismacolor pens.
When I won the Gold Nosey and walked up on stage to receive my award, I was also handed a new sketchbook set made by Faber-Castell. A nice little set, comes with a set of graphite pencils, a sharpener, eraser and a nice little sketch pad. This page of sketches is my first sketch in this book . . . sketched while waiting for my flight in the Raleigh/Durham airport. These two sketches were both done very quickly as I was trying to capture both subjects with as little line as I could . . . trying to keep things more simple and fun.
I was watching this show called "American Jail" made by the same folks who put out "COPS". An entertaining show . . . raw footage of people being brought into jail. There were so many fun characters that I had to get a sketchbook out and have some fun. I sketched these two guys out while watching them in their jail cell. These sketches were done in that same Faber-Castell sketchbook, this time sketching with a .005 prismacolor pen.