Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I did a ton of sketches for this challenge, maybe more than any other. he has some very interesting features: hooded eyelids, really big 'sharp' eyebrows, a large, protruding forehead, a cleft chin, and maybe the most significant in my opinion, his mouth and teeth, which i really didn't utilize in my final approach. the sketch in the lower right is the one i went with. the one on the upper left i was thinking of incorporating a harry potter theme, the upper right juno(which could have been hilarious, had i been able to pull it off), and nothing in particular on the lower left.

Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green was the subject of this past week's caricature challenge. He's 1/2 of Gnarls Barkley, an R&B/Pop group, is maybe the best way to describe them.
I was intrigued by some of the photos I found. they do parodies of movies with their costumes, for photo shoots but also during performances. I don't know if that's normal for them or a result of an album entitled 'the Odd Couple'. Regardless i found them to be a lot of fun to draw and my mind went crazy with the endless possibilities of what parody i could capture them in. My initial brainstorming of this idea turned out about 15 different options. I sketched a couple but settled on an old school star trek them.

This one is an alternate version where i gave cee lo some Kirk hair. I really did get a kick out of looking at these guys. You should search google images for Gnarls Barkley.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2 dwights

a couple dwights. the one on the left is rainn wilson at some kind of press junket, the one on the right is a screen capture of dwight impersonating jim.
i did both of these at work today. the one on the left was a step forward in my development, in that i saw in my head what i wanted the end result to be. this is a rare thing for me, i'm not sure about other artists, but i was excited about it.
i was also trying to channel a great artist/caricaturist named dominic philibert. his caricature sketches are amazing. they seem fairly simple, but the likenesses are always spot on, and they seem to have a 'life' to them.

Liv Tyler

This week's contest subject is an actress, Liv Tyler. She's probably best known for playing Arwen in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. that's the reference i chose to focus on. again i'm fairly pleased with this one for the limited time i've put into it(maybe 3 hrs including initial sketch). i'm hoping i'll get some positive feedback on this one.
i had to post it today b/c we're going out of town for the weekend. i might have time to make adjustments when we get back, but if not, it's already turned in.

hulk hogan

last week's contest subject was hulk hogan, the wrestler.
everyone seemed to be doing images of him in his prime, hulk-a-mania. i was trying to stand out and decided to do a before hulk-a-mania pic. i got very little response, which disappointed me greatly b/c i'm pretty happy with it.

bruce campbell final

This was what i turned in for a final. it didn't get much response from my peers. one thing that continues to frustrate me is backgrounds. i can never decide what i'm going for. this one is probably starting to move towards an illustration... but that's only b/c i felt i had to add something b/c the drawing itself wasn't strong on its own.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

bruce campbell work in progress

for a caricature contest on facebook.
bruce campbell was labeled somewhere as the king of the 'b' movies for his work in 'army of darkness' and 'evil dead'. i haven't seen either of these movies so i was going off the king concept. not really sure where i'm going from here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


of Ben Affleck from the movie 'The Town'.

a couple contest pics

A couple more drawings from the facebook caricature contest. This first one is Johnny Knoxville. I blurred out the text for the more sensitive among us.

The second is Helena Bonham Carter, an actress who appears in a lot of stuff with Johnny Depp, and directed by her husband Tim Burton. One of her notable recent roles was the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland. The reference I used for this one is from Sweeney Todd, in one of the dream/fantasy sequences. The likeness to the reference isn't too bad, but it's probably not the greatest reference for capturing her true likeness.