Friday, December 21, 2007

One Over Par

Here's Humphrey Bogart.
I really like drawing with ballpoint, but the problem is you can't erase. After I was too far along, I realized I made a mistake having the bottom of the nose, and the far cheek bone jut out at almost exactly the same angle. Also I wish I had handled the shading on the other cheekbone differently in order to match the structure of the far cheek bone. It's easy to exagerate things that have outlines, but much harder (yet just as important) to exagerate things that are only defined by shading.

Monday, December 17, 2007

The infomercial

As my previous post pointed out, I recently discovered if you Google "How to get an attractive girlfriend" I am the ONLY result.

And my plan to cash in has begun. I've already made an infomercial for my DVD series.

The cast:
Adam Sacks - Adam Sacks
Attractive Girl - Andrew Kennedy
Guy - Sean McBride
Steroid Guy - Jon Renoni
Taryn - Taryn Crosby

Friday, December 14, 2007

I'm #1 on Google!

I have a stat counter on my blog, and one thing it tells me is what search strings lead people here.

Not surprisingly Adam Sacks is a big hit. But quite surprisingly, someone arrived here by searching "How to get an attractive girlfriend"

Confused and intrigued (but not in that order), I Googled the phrase to find out what other web pages I am grouped in with, and I made a shocking discovery:

Not only am I the first search result that comes up, I am the ONLY result that comes up. Don't believe me? Check it out! No other website caters to the oft overlooked demographic of singles seeking attractive females for relationships (and presumably relations).

Maybe I'm crazy, but I believe I've discovered an untapped and potentially lucrative niche market here. I am currently looking for investors, advertisers, and attractive girls who want to become attractive girlfriends to those searching the internet for attractive companionship.

And if you're wondering why "How to get an attractive girlfriend" leads you here, it's because my initial reaction after seeing the movie Knocked Up was
Average guy gets hot girl by getting her pregnant. It sorta seems like a misguided fantasy a loser would come up with for how to get an attractive girlfriend.
I stand by that statement. There was an interesting article on Slate recently about whether Knocked Up was sexist. It might be, but unintentionally so. More I think it falls into the guys version of a romantic comedy which goes something like:

I'm able to look past your bland personality and appreciate your appearance, why can't you look past my bland appearance and appreciate my personality?

Which is what my retooled blog will be all about! Get in on the ground floor and invest now! In a year Rupert Murdoch will buy us out.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Katherine Hepburn

With this caricature, I'm continuing three themes.

1) Classic Hollywood
2) Women
3) Last name Hepburn

Better Scans

Here are better versions of Audrey Hepburn and Robert Mitchum. Two very timely caricatures.

Friday, December 7, 2007


I realized I've been drawing a lot of dudes lately, so I felt I should rectify that imbalance. And if there's one thing you need to know about me--if even that much--it's that I'm an Audrey Hepburn fan.

Drawn at work in ballpoint pen. Also scanned in at work, so excuse the weird streaks. Maybe I'll take this one home and scan it properly.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

More Ballpoint Pen Drawings

I know what you've all been wondering about: What has Adam been doing while waiting for After Effects to render at work?

Ballpoint pen drawings of course. Here are a few. The scanner at work isn't very good, so bare with the weird streakiness.

Robert Mitchum. This one took a while.

Steve Carell. This one didn't take me a while.

Steve Buscemi. Medium time commitment.

Self portrait. Not a great likeness...maybe if I had spent more time on it.