Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Mr Kerry - beseeching divine guidance? I learnt a trick a long time ago from studying the art of the master cartoonist and caricature artist Derek Bauer, in how to represent certain lines by keeping them simple and 'patterned' - especially when juxtaposed with areas of furious detail. When I came to draw John Kerry's hair, having completed the face with all its detail, it just ended up being too much, somehow. Representing his hair using simple wavy lines gave the contrast needed and kept the comical element.
(Sketchbook Pro + Cintiq)
Saturday, 1 March 2014
Monday, 24 February 2014
A quick line rough of the great Reece Shearsmith. This was one of those happy experiences where a satisfying morph tumbles forth from the pencil on the first attempt. It's pretty rough (with few tidy-ups) but it's the sort of first stage that I'm usually looking to achieve before going on to clean-up for a finished version - however that might be realised.
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Friday, 21 February 2014
Monday, 20 January 2014
This has been the first chance I've had to acknowledge the actor's death in virtual graphite, so; 'bon voyage', Mr Lloyd-Pack.
Friday, 10 January 2014
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
He may be a caricaturist's cliché - but c'mon, admit it, you'll miss him when he's gone. I received his autobiography 'Life' for Christmas and a jolly good read it is, too. If you love being scandalised by those who are pretty much given a free pass to live outside society's norms and rules then it won't disappoint you. And Keith can write! Is there no end to the man's talents?
Watch Keef being drawn on YouTube:
The above caricature is pretty rough as it was done as an experiment in video capture. Yep, got me one of those You Tube channel things. Funny how even just the invisible audience of the screen capture made the whole process feel unnatural. I was not relaxed. If you wish to see my rather ham-fisted attempt then get over here to see it on YouTube. It won't be winning oscars any time soon (no funky fades, annotations or screen wipes - and it comes to an abrupt end) but after waiting an eon for it to convert/render I didn't want another run at it. The free software I was using wouldn't let me anyway - said something unreasonable like having to actually purchase it...
If you want to see more caricatures-in-progress, then leave a comment or give it a like and I'll endeavour to post more in the future...once I've got my hands on some more software.
Friday, 3 January 2014
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Many thanks to everyone who's checked into my blog over the last twelve months - especially those who've left a comment or emailed - always very welcome. As far as 2013 postings were concerned, I was down a bit on this year compared to last year, so I endeavour to make an improvement on uploads in 2014.
That's it from me until the new year. Keep your pencils sharp and Merry Christmas!