Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The 'Ol Man!

Here's a sketch I did today of my Dad for a DVD project that I am currently working on. The DVD is on drawing and sketching, mostly on sketching.

I NEED YOUR HELP! I'm in need of your questions, questions about drawing and sketching, or things you'd like to see or know more about. If your question is picked, I will mention your name and personally answer your question on the DVD and in some cases draw or sketch something to answer your question.

If interested please email your questions to jseiler@jpusa.org and put "DVD Questions" in the subject.

Thank you!


Blogger Jonathan Aller said...

Jeeeez Jason! The drawing is amazing! I love the feel you gave the skin and the hair and even the teeth!!! Phenomenal!!! It'll be interesting to see the DVD you are working on!!! again beautiful drawing Jason!!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Su Haitao said...

It's also cool works, awesome!! I like this plan, Support! I will ask questions send to you, thank you for your efforts!

7:01 PM  
Blogger Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

REally great sketch, Jason. I like how you treated the hair with that loose, energetic line contrasted with the tightness in the mouth and eyes.

8:50 PM  
Blogger ian said...

I'm just blown away by your "sketches"! If I did anything close to this I would call it the most finished thing I'd ever attempted. . . I don't know what your dad looks like but I bet its exactly like this.

I'm currently taking Bobby Chiu's painting class and am seriously considering yours after it. I'm a huge fan.


9:24 PM  
Blogger GOGOPEDRO said...

Man, your renderings are pretty...
I can't really comment on the likeness having never seen your father though...

Great work.


9:29 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Jason did a fine job, let me assure you! I too am a painter...online, but often wearing a cap. Actually proud that at near 55 years of age I yet have this kinda head of hair!! hahaa...

This is my favorite to date of Jason's drawing of me...and I reflect that I was warned by my parents I would look very much like my dad when I got older. Well, I also sound very much like him on the phone which freaks out people that call my mom's house when I visit and answer the phone...as my father (Jason's grandfather) passed away near 20 years ago now.

Difference is...my dad lost most of his hair on top by 30 years of age...otherwise I'm a pretty dead ringer.

That all being said...Jason, you gotta realize with whatever liberties you take to play with the old man's mug...when finished you must look good and long at it. Think of it like a mirror giving you a reflection twenty years from now!!! hahahaaaa...now THAT ought to scare you!!!!


love the drawing, Jason...awesome!

thanks for the good hearty laugh!


9:48 PM  
Blogger Aaron Wilkin said...

Awesome job on the hairline! I've got some questions for your DVD, that I'll send to you. Can't wait to learn some tricks of the trade!

10:39 PM  
Blogger ramanjit said...

ohhhhhhhh great sir! likness is awesome and what to say about painting job you are master .best of luck for dvd.

thanks jason sir and larry sir for shearing your experience.

11:00 PM  
Blogger J. Anthony Kosar said...

This is great man,... as always... very cool to hear about your DVD... is it being done by Nathan Cameron?

11:48 PM  
Blogger J. Anthony Kosar said...

Is the DVD a traditional art or digital art tutorial?

11:49 PM  
Blogger mrityunjay said...


1:41 AM  
Blogger KittyMeow said...

Bloody awesome! You call that a sketch!!

Question: How long does it take for you to draw something like this?

3:13 AM  
Anonymous John Norberry said...

How many babies do you eat per day, are they as delicious as the last?

3:37 AM  
Blogger print2paint said...

absolutely unbelievable jason you are awesome can't wait for the dvd...i will need one of those i probably have some questions...wish we could get together some time in the city! deb

6:20 AM  
Blogger Gandalf the Grey said...

Damn!! When I first saw it I thought it was a retouched photograph!! Great job, man!

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Tina said...

Oh my my my my my!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Eric Zampieri said...


11:08 AM  
Blogger WaLdo MaTus: said...

QUESTION: Sometimes the sketch you do is black and white. But later, I see almost the same sketch but colored. How do you so that?

11:10 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

hahaha! GREAT! love the dvd idea too!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Patrick LaMontagne said...

When can we expect this DVD? Don't be such a tease! :)

1:23 PM  
Blogger Lino said...

QUESTION: How long (average) takes you for drawing those amazing and elaborated humorous portraits?

QUESTION: How big in pixels do you recommend for drawing a detailed portrait when its final usage will be computer screen? How big in pixels for printout?

QUESTION: Do you draw every single hair (head, beard), or do you use some specialized brush for doing that?

QUESTION: Do you use layers? Lots of layers? Or no layers at all?

Thank you Jason!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Daniel Bejarano Casarino said...

This is brilliant Jason, great face to draw!


2:28 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Fantastic drawing! The DVD sounds exciting, can't wait to hear more.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Nico Di Mattia said...

Top work!
Good luck in the dvd!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Carl Knox said...

BWAhahahhahahha.... you dad's comments cracked me up! Now I'm scared to paint my own parents!!


8:05 PM  
Blogger Jörn said...


1:09 AM  
Blogger Jon Moss said...

Bravo Jason
the best news I've heard this week. i think it sounds like an ideal solution to expand on your schoolism course without it being a further drain on your time, once its complete of course! and also a great way for people to learn from you who might not be in a position to commit to the deadlines of the caricature course.
You have a lot of knowledge and talent and its great you're so willing to share.

Add my name to the pre order list!

Keep at it bro.

12:20 PM  

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