Saturday, January 14, 2006
The other day I was talking to Ryan (Punch my Face) about the caricatures we used to do of each other at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Burbank. We had this white dry erase marker board on the wall outside of the "bullpen" that was probably supposed to be used for announcements and such, but the artists quickly took it over. One would enter the hallway to the sound of a squeaking dry erase marker, and see a person standing inches away from the board intensly focusing on what was to be a very jacked up rendition of someone else. You would hope that you weren't the featured subject. Sometimes there would be a crowd of people surrounding the person at the board, pointing, and laughing. If they looked at you and started laughing harder, that was a bad sign. It's a shame that the art on this board had to be erased, there was a lot of hilarious work that will never be seen.
There were the usual suspects (Niko, Whitney, Bob P., myself) who perfected a particular jacked up way of drawing one another. Some actually made it to paper. I found this one I did of Niko during one of our internal figure drawing classes, before he got his few hairs cut (drawing at right). It was probably more funny to me back then when I had a full head of hair. I feel your pain, Niko.
The Drawing at left is a European fellow named Nils of MacKenzie Childs.
As I find more of these drawings I will post. I also want to dust off my sketchbook and start doing this sort of thing again... good times.