Thursday, February 24, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Another pencil sketch, again portrait rather than caricature (although it's wildly awful) of Anna Torv. She plays Olivia Dunham in Fringe, probably my favourite current TV show.
I was inspired to have a go at this by seeing the front cover illustration of a movie magazine called Little White Lies. It's a beautifully simple pencil drawing of Natalie Portman and it took my breath away how elegant is was. The artist is Paul Willoughby.
My drawing is nowhere near as good, and I realised halfway through that the proportions were all wrong but it was fun anyway, I'll definitely try another soon.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Here are a couple of recent gift caricature jobs - just to illustrate two different levels of detail, the first one is my usual style and the second one is a little more cartoony. In these tough times it's always worth being flexible with the type of work you do to make sure your customers get what they want for what they can afford! Please check out my gift caricature website and e-mail me for a quote ;)
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Started on the suit and done one hand - hand looks good, not really feeling the suit yet. Trying to keep the look I want in mind rather than slipping into autopilot and 'colouring in' :). Like the suit colour choice next to the skin though. So far so good.
Friday, February 11, 2011
So this is what I'm doing with Bublé. Recently I got a book on J.C.Leyendecker (and another on Norman Rockwell) and just been blown away by the work in them. This is my attempt at something that vaguely resembles a Leyendecker illustration. Not a copy of his technique (because that would be impossible for me), but trying something different inspired by that type of picture.
Obviously I'm going to do the full figure, hopefully it'll look good when done - pleased with how his face has turned out anyway, so quite excited now to do the rest! Feel free to tear it to bits in the comments ;)
P.S. I just love Michael Bublé - I could listen to his songs all day (and frequently do). I blame my friend Judy for this as she introduced me to his music. I thought it was too cheesy at first (coz it is) but frankly I can't think of anyone who can sing the classics like this guy.
Most definitely not a caricature this one, trying to do something different and 'illustrative' I guess. Not sure how it will turn out yet! Pleased with the drawing anyway, drawn into Photoshop but it's all freehand and doesn't look to badly out of proportion anywhere...
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
So I decided to figure out a background before painting more, so that's blocked in now and I've painted a bit more to his right arm and head. Need to work on the colours to make them fit together better. Also below are the ref pics, the main one is a shot from one of the Transporter films, but I actually sketched the caricature of his face before I found that from the other (paparazzi) shot. Shame the lighting is so completely different, would've made things easier!
Hope you're liking the process anyway. As this is just for fun I've got no plan, just doing what feels right!