Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nick Cave(man)

Here's another painting I did for this week's Caricaturam 3000 contest over on FaceBook. The subject this week was singer Nick Cave. There are ton of fantastic entries over there, so I decided to do something a little different. I was pretty much raised on a steady diet of Mad Magazine, and Mort Drucker and Jack Davis are gods to me. I think this shows their influence.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Scott Walker sketch

I did a little sketching to unwind before I go to sleep. Here's a speed painting of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who, as you probably know, is doing his darndest to take away the rights of state workers right now under the guise of fiscal responsibility. Yeah right. This was one hour in Photoshop.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

One more Bardot

I found so many great reference photos I couldn't resist trying one more. Here's a value painting I did of Brigitte Bardot in Photoshop. Now I'm tired. Markie need sleep.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Here's what I'm thinking will be my final submission for the Caricaturama contest. I'm tempted to tweak it a bit more here and there, but I've got other projects in the pipeline I have to get to.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Brigitte Bardot - WIP

Here's a painting I'm working on for the Caricaturama Showdown 3000 competition over on FaceBook. It's a weekly competition open to caricature artists far and wide in which every week a new subject is named and the winner is voted on by the group, and he or she gets bragging rights and also names the next week's subject. This week is French sexpot Brigitte Bardot. Here's my work in progress. I've still got a way to go.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green's album "The Lady Killer"has been in heavy rotation on my IPhone lately. I spent a few hours tonight painting the man himself. He has a really unique shaped head that made for a fun caricature. I chose to do this in black and white in order to focus on the capturing the values. This was done in Photoshop over a ballpoint pen sketch.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Private Commission

Here's a private commission I just did of Stefan Mumaw, the incredibly talented Creative Director of Reign, a Kansas City ad agency. Stefan has authored five books on design and the creative process (I highly recommend Caffeine for the Creative Mind). I'm incredibly gratified he chose me to paint his new profile portrait. Extra thanks to the mighty Von Glitschka, who steered Stefan my way via Twitter.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Emma Stone Sketch

I did a little digital sketching tonight. This time I used a pic of actress Emma Stone (Zombieland, Easy A). This is after about two hours of painting in Photoshop.