pictures and words by paul mccall

October 2010
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Annual Halloween Booking
Filed under: Live Caricature
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 7:49 pm

Last night, after spending the day in Kokomo (see the blog entry below this one) i drew for an annual Halloween party peopled, mainly,but not entirely, by the members of a swing dancing club! (No, I did not dance, don’t ask me!) But I did draw and I’ve gone back to using Copic markers for my live coloring method. I’m also using some killer new (to me at least) pens for the line work and they are working out just fine. Plus the ink in the pens should not bleed, fade or run after a year or two as so many other markers seem to.

Little Red, Big Bad. (The host and hostess, also, though you wouldn’t know it in this make-up, the subjects of my latest commission caricature.)

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Kokomo Comic Con!
Filed under: General
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 7:36 pm

Yesterday Scott Story and I spent the day at the first annual Kokomo Comic Con. A fun show.

This was my set up.

I did some caricatures,

Sold some sketches,

To some very interesting attendees!

Great show, all things being equal, I’ll be back next year!

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Biscayne Progress 3
Filed under: Studio Illustration
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 5:24 pm

I’m refining the male character in gray tones then I’ll use Photoshop voodoo tricks to get it into color when he’s all rendered.

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Sigma Alpha Sorority Dinner
Filed under: Live Caricature
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 4:50 pm

Saturday night I drew for the Sigma Alpha Sorority dinner.

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IAC Drawings
Filed under: Open Studio Drawing
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 4:49 pm

2 minute gesture drawings

15 minute pose.

25 minute pose.

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Commission finished - Maybe
Filed under: Studio Caricatures
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 6:16 pm

I’m calling it finished unless the client thinks otherwise. Here’s the earlier stages.

Biscayne Progress 2
Filed under: General, Studio Illustration
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 7:53 pm

Blocked in the woman and the background, started refining the man.

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Bullet Riddled Biscayne
Filed under: Studio Illustration
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 3:39 pm

Here’s the sketch for the third illustration for Chapter 2;

I started on the car, then moved onto blocking in the male figure, the aggrieved car owner - it was a new car!

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Fund Breast Cancer Research
Filed under: General
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 3:32 pm

Four years ago my Mother passed away from breast cancer. Breast cancer also took some of her sisters. The Marla Bea Benefit is an annual art auction held on ebay where the profits from the art sales go to breast cancer research. This year I’ve donated a Power Girl drawing and I’ll be including a first issue of my comic League of Analogues along with the drawing. The auction starts today, Tuesday October 12th at 4 PM CST. This is from their website;

According to, the breast cancer
incidence in the United States is 1 in 8. In my immediate family, the
rate is 2 in 3.

In December 2008, Marla, my oldest sister, was diagnosed with
stage three breast cancer. Then in February 2009, Beatrice, my mother,
was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. I decided that this would
be a good chance to support breast cancer research by organizing a

ALL of the proceeds from this auction will benefit the Holden
Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and
Clinics. Please click on their icon below to visit their Web site for
further information about the center.

The auction items will begin to appear on eBay at 4pm CST.

They will appear in the order that they are listed on the web-site. A new sketch will appear approximately every 5 minutes.

All items start at $9.99.

This is my piece in the auction.

Please get involved.

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8 hours at a wedding
Filed under: General, Live Caricature, Plein Air Painting
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 12:57 pm

Sunday I was working at a wedding. For the first 4 hours I was doing an on-the-spot oil painting of various images of the wedding and reception. In the background of some of these caricature shots you can see segments of the painting.

For the last 2 and a half hours I drew caricatures some of which are below.

More IAC Drawings
Filed under: Open Studio Drawing
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 9:32 pm

Again, Col-Erase pencils in a sketchbook.

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