Sunday, March 19, 2006

All That Jazz


I was in a restaurant Friday and there was this jazz trio. It felt awkward to sit and sketch right in front of them, so I drew from memory. These guys were a caricaturist's dream. Actually, the guitar player had this incredible explosion of hair draping all over him and his guitar. Definitely a Pat Metheny fan...or his twin brother. I was gonna draw him that way but I had a cramped piece of paper and I didn't want to cover his guitar.

19 comments:

Jaimie said...

haha this is great. its wonderful you can draw from memory. I love the expressions. from left to right, bemused stonedness, casually cool sangfroid, brain popping intensity

rick reese said...

Hey Dave this is so much better than that work stuff and the angry kid. More stylized, more energy etc. I know those were popular with the kids out there but this is on a different level. Nice. We need to get you drawing on a huge piece of paper that you can attack and really get into you know? When I get back to Huntington we'll have to sneak off to a model session at the school. talk soon

Stacey said...

Wow ...

Would I seem absolutely corny if I say I am suitably impressed and a bit envious of your talent?

Alina Chau said...

very coool drawing!! JAZZZY!!! Love it!! All the characters are so well design and great setting!!

Jeremy Spears said...

Really nice Dave! I wish I was at that restaurant, looked like fun! We had an open mic at one of the cafe's here in town the other night, good characters all around.

GhettoFab said...

you never cease to amaze and inspire Dave!! Really love the drummer. You gonna ink and color? Would look fantastic, but is great blue line too.
Awesome piece yet again!

Cale Atkinson said...

Hey Dave Great Blog!
I love this Jazz sketch! By coincidence I am listening to old 30's jazz while looking at it! Really makes them come alive.

Some really cool stuff here, I'll be sure to be checking back to see what appears next!

martin wittig said...

WOW Dave! I think that this is problably my favorite piece of yours yet! Really cool MAN!

Katie McDee said...

Absolutely wonderful Dave! I love The Loungers ... please tell me you're going to color them!

kevin micallef said...

This is great! Nice composition..great personality!

Joe Henderson said...

Thanks for all the comments Dave!!! All of your stuff is amazing bro I cant wait to see more

Hans said...

Wow dave, that's awesome! you should put some color on these guys! I can almost hear the jazz:)

Hans

/\/\ikeB said...

great picture!

I think you should've drawn it while you were there! They would've been flattered!

I like the personality of the guitarist on the right,

Dave James said...

Thanks everyone!

This was a fun drawing and I will color it and post it.

lorraine_alvarez said...

Great sketch. The middle guy looks like someone I know lol.

Gulzar said...

DAVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Loved it bro....
liked the loose shapes of your figures...

hey buddy tell me man, are you doing flash animation too? I mean I still want to contiue with my classical animation...how abut your place? Are you guys into classical stuff too?

N one more thing...do take my email id from Hans Ramun, I wanted to speak to ya man...

n one more thingii... :D
My bro was invited by the German goverment to play in their country in the "INDIAN EMBASSY" there...He is into Jazz n Blues, so I knw the feel of it... :)

thanks for keepin touch man...

St John Street said...

love just cause it's jazz thanks so much for all the support bro means alot to beginner take it easypost soon take care!!!

m.o.s.t.r.i.t.o. said...

hey... the sketch is very cool... your work in general is great... greetings from México

Lesley said...

Wow! I wish I could draw from memory like that. They've got so much character! Great blog you've got here.