Monday, April 25, 2011

Natalie Portman Black Swan 2

Another go, I used the body I had drawn in the first picture as reference and exaggerated a lot more, then painted a totally new face. Although it need a lot of work to be properly finished, I like it much better. If I get time I'll see if I can add a Black Swan also ;)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Natalie Portman Black Swan

Also for the Facebook group Caricaturama 3000, I tried a more graphic style for this, not sure it really works so I might redo it. Also I thought it might be of interest to show a couple of steps on the way. The first sketch below I did by tracing over a couple of ballerina reference photos I liked the poses of and made sure they went together how I wanted (and then sketched roughly the caricatured heads also). Using the photos and the first sketch, I then started with a clean sheet and drew a new caricature of both figures, exaggerating the look how I wanted and using the first sketch to make sure the figures still worked together. I really like the final sketch - just not sure if I chose the right way of painting it!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lou Ferrigno

Another caricature for the Caricaturama 3000 Facebook group weekly competition (I really should do them more often) - this time it's ex-Mr.Universe and Incredible Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno.

While painting his body it reminded me of the type of muscled hero that Boris Vallejo paints, so I added a background as a kind of tribute to Boris also ;)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Quick sketch - Norman Rockwell

Just a quick sketch of genius illustrator Norman Rockwell for the Facebook group Caricaturama 3000.

Some recent gift commissons

Here are a few more recent gift jobs, had a lot of fun with these! If you have a special occasion coming up, why not get a unique gift caricature? Please check out my website for all the details or simply e-mail me ;)