Sunday, May 24, 2009

These two are for my girlfriend Jen :)
And I'm fully aware of the second one's resemblance to Count Orlock from Nosferatu, haha.

Friday, May 22, 2009

More caricatures! I have to say, this is a good way to loosen up in preparation for more involved pieces. The first two were done on Wednesday actually. The last one (I sincerely hope you know who it is) took 3-4 attempts before I got one I was comfortable with. Check the comments for the names of these people and thanks to those who commented for the last ones!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Summer's here for most of the college going population and that means caricature artists are in demand! Summer doesn't really mean that, but it's relevant to my post. Anyway, craigslist frequently throws up special events that are in need of an artist for one day to do caricatures. Up until now I've only done a handful of distorted celebrities and I would like to have a wealth of them under my belt to get some work.

I'm doing 2-3 of these a day and trying to keep in mind the circumstances that a normal caricature artist would have. Fast and loose is the name of the game, with each of these taking 20-25 minutes. For now I'm using Prismacolor markers in 30% grey for blocking and black for a final pass. I'm leaving the names out so you can guess who they are, or you can be a filthy cheat and read the comments section ;).

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

LOST Caricature

This is a caricature of Daniel Faraday from LOST (who I sincerely hope the writers didn't kill off last week). Faraday is a physicist who comes to Magic Island to study its unique properties and, thanks to some time-traveling, tries to alter the course of history to prevent the crash of Oceanic 815. Yes, now I'll stop talking about the show because I sense the non-fans are annoyed.

The actor Jeremy Davies has a very unique face and definitely contorts it in amusing ways when he's thinking or perplexed. This face in particular is my favorite, the "oh crap this island is going to kill us all" look. Check out the images below to get an idea of what his character looks like and compare to the drawing. That's what I've been doing for most of yesterday, haha.