Sunday, September 27, 2009

Springsteen Redux

I tweaked a few of the details I wasn't happy with. One artist I respect suggested the left arm looked a little stumpy, so I lengthened it. I added a couple other details like the necklace as well.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bruce Springsteen

I'm a lifelong Springsteen fan. The first time I ever saw him perform live was pretty much a life-changing event for me. I wanted to try to capture some of the energy of his live performance into this caricature. I think I'm still going to go in and add a few details here and there, but thus far I'm pretty happy where this one is going. This is a mix of Photoshop and Corel Painter.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chuck Jones

Anyone who knows me, knows what an animation nut I am. My favorite cartoon director, hands down, is the great Chuck Jones. Had he lived, tomorrow, September 21, would have been his 97th birthday. In honor, I decided I wanted to paint the great man. I opted not to go for my usual caricature, and instead rendered this as a straight portrait. This was done as a combination of Corel Painter and Photoshop.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jim Morrison

This painting kind of grew organically over time. I started it because I got a copy of Sketchbook Pro to mess around with (I absolutely love the program, BTW). Then as things moved along, I took this back into Photoshop for some finishes, then, liking what I'd done so far, I decided to add a few retro psychedelic flourishes I created in Adobe Illustrator.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Katy Perry

Here's a painting of the pop singer Katy Perry done for a caricature jam on e-Caricatures. I wasn't really familiar with her before doing this painting. I did notice three things right off the bat: 1. she's a dead ringer for Zooey Deschanel; 2. She's pretty hot; and 3. Both 1 and 2 make drawing a caricature of her fairly difficult. I think I got the likeness down. Since she seems to often want to portray herself as a vintage pinup queen, I decided to model this painting after some of the classic pinup art of the 50s from guys like Gil Elvgren and Al Buell. Also, since she was wearing a pair of Minnie Mouse ears in the reference photo, I couldn't resist including those.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The New Beast and Cyclops

We don't really need anymore Disney/Marvel mashups, but I can't believe no one thought of this one. It's a quick color job over a pencil sketch. My apologies to the great Jim Lee, whom I swiped liberally from.