Sunday, April 6, 2008

General Conference Weekend

This weekend, I watched the broadcast of the 178th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. While watching, I sketched out these caricatures of nine members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles who addressed us. I've never considered myself much good at caricatures, but I think these turned out rather well. I think Monson and Perry are my favorites.

These are a couple of studies and sketches I've been doing lately to more firmly establish my ideas for the piece I'll be doing for my Figure Drawing final project. This is, I think, one of my more intriguing characters. I tend to gravitate back to her when I'm feeling more introspective. Hopefully, the final piece will turn out well. Three of my friends and I went up to Rock Canyon Park yesterday, where I took a bunch of pictures of them crouching and crawling on the rocks for reference. Now I just need to go back to the Bean Museum and take more pictures of lion hair and find some good pictures online of some lion skulls and I should be ready to go. I'm pretty excited about this picture.

This character has appeared previously in these two pieces from 2007: "Hero" and "Maybe I'm a Lion".

6 comments:

Niklas Schröder said...

Amazing! Did you do these WHILE you were watching? I wish I could draw like this. Woulda given me something to do. XD Glad you got a blog, you're one of my favorite artists. ;)

Chelsea Stebar said...

Yeah, I did these while watching. It was always kind of amusingly frustrating when the camera angle would change to that side-view shot they always do and I'd have to sit there and wait for it to switch back or hope they turned and looked towards the camera.

And thanks. I appreciate that. :)

rachelmbingham said...

Chelsea, absolutly amazing of the General Authorities...it seems strange to see them as cartoons, but you really nailed each and every one of them, and I knew exactly who each one was before I read their names! I didn't know you had your own blog for your art...but I am so glad that I stumbled upon it when I checked your profile today. You already know this, but you are ABSOLUTLY AMAZING and I love your art! And I get a real kick out of telling everyone that you are my niece...I can take credit for that, right?!!!

Amber said...

Hey Chelsea-
I just saw your sight from Aunt Rachels. I love your art to...any credit for being your cousin?? Haha.

Miranda Eccles said...

These are absolutely amazing. You are soooo extremely talented.

Wendy Stebar said...

I personally like Boyd K. Packer the best. You nailed his ears!