Ears and Hair

August 23, 2012

120725CurtisStoneLeft: Sketch of Curtis Stone host of "Top Chef Masters." Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia in-studio journal.

Readers of my blog will know that I love sketching ears and hair—they attract my drawing eye. You don't have to look much further for oddly interesting hair and ears than the rather goofy (watch his face when the camera isn't on him) host of "Top Chef Masters." (I long for Chef Tom Colicchio even with his hairless pate.)

Of course you do have to be a fan of cooking shows to find Stone (and everyone also knows that I am a fan of cooking shows—and would be even if the breakfast nook were suddenly completed and I had my kitchen back and didn't have to live vicariously…). (Wait you can also watch him in cereal commericals!)

Sometimes at the end of the day nothing is as satisfying as moving the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen across the page, feeling the lilt and the drag, and getting that spiky hair on the page.

Don't we live in a wonderful age when chefs have their own IMBd page!?

Note: I enjoy "Top Chef Masters" because there is way less drama between chefs (contestants) than on most reality shows. They are playing for charity, and for the most part, on their best behavior. The focus remains more or less on the food—it could be more on the food, but then I've got "Iron Chef" for that.

Below: Another sketch of Stone. Pentel Aquash Brush Pen with light black ink. Same journal as above. Gouache on background, warm up sketches of other faces in background. I pushed and added more shading and at least I know that's not going to work in the future unless I'm sketching Zombie Chef Curtis Stone!


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