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Joe Bluhm is a terrific illustrator and caricaturist. I recently discovered his work and have been following him with interest.
Joe is self-publishing a sketchbook called Sketch Infectus. It’s jam-packed with great eye candy. Joe claims that “you probably won’t find a sketchbook with more drawings packed per-page between the covers”. The book will be available in March but if you pre-order by Feb. 5 you get a really cool bonus: Joe will cut out an original sketch from one of his sketchbooks and mail it to you with the book. Awesome!
I just pre-ordered my copy and can’t wait to see it. Get yours here.
Here’s a few YouTube videos I’ve stumbled upon recently from some artists whose work I admire:
Dennis Jones is a phenominal illustrator. He draws very fun, entertaining cartoon characters and then paints them with a master’s eye for color and shading. Here’s a quick demo of him painting in Photoshop. View Dennis’ YouTube channel for more videos:
Here the very talented Denis Goulet posted a link he found to a quick tip about how to get more out of your Faber-Castell PITT brush pens:
Caricaturist Joe Bluhm discusses his process while painting Bill Murray:
Finally, Stephen Silver demonstrates a “memory sketch”. Memory sketching is a challenging exercise where the artist stares at a subject for a few moments (no drawing, just observing) and then later sketches the pereson from memory:
Stephen teaches a terrific class on character design over at schoolism.com. I took the class myself and I learned a great deal. Highly recommended!
Do you have any favorite YouTube artist videos that you’ve found educational or inspiring? If so, please post a link in the comments section.