Thursday, June 14, 2007
This was one of the waiters at Great India Cafe on Ventura blvd.(great food!) I was inspired by Marcelo Vignali and Steve Silver to get off my lazy ass and keep sharp by observing more. As an artist, and specifically a character artist, you've got to constantly be observing human appearance and behavior if you want to have the slightest chance of doing work with any kind of quality. Just photo reference isn't enough, you have to feel the presence of a person to get the whole thing , especially that most elusive quality, personality. God knows, I try, and not always succeed, but at least the attempt is worthy. Strive on!