Sunday, February 27, 2011

Holmes Final

trying to work out of my comfort zone with the color palette, pretty pleased with how it came out.

let me know what ya think


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ah, There we go!

finally came up with something i want to try to finish

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Drummer project final

i guess if you're interested, pictured from left to right; Ginger Baker, Bill Bruford, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Charlie Watts, Mitch Mitchell and Ringo Starr.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

figure painting

once again, ref by mjranum-stock on deviantart.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Drummer project progress

You know when you get to a certain point in a project and you realize that you totally underestimated the amount of work said project actually involved, i think I've gotten to that point.

Doing a caricature of a famous person i've never heard of is never fun, especially when it's a chore to find proper reference, especially when you have to do 7 in a row.

this has been the biggest caricature project that i've undertaken ever. I've struggled through multiple likenesses, procrastinated my ass off and fiddled about with the composition endlessly. however, i think all these things can only improve my skills and make me not only a better caricaturist, but better artist.

i may be taking such an optimistic view of things because i'm also at a point where i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have it all set compositionaly, i have likenesses that I'm pleased with for all 7 guys and all i have to do now is finish it off.

so, here it is, hopefully i won't procrastinate any longer, and my dad can put it on his wall soon.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

More paint sketching

it appears i have a lot more images of women on my hard drive to paint from than men.

oil on canvas board 5x7
(they were calling me a whiskey painter at class yesterday for using such li'l canvases)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Take II

another try, without reference this time. just going for the general impressions i get.
been watching the show on dvd to get a better sense of him.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes of course.

this is the first time in a long while i have been spurred to action by one of the many online caricature contests there seem to be now, the latest subject on e-caricatures is Mr Holmes in any one of his film incarnations. As i've already caricatured Robert downey jr. and benedict cumberbatch, that left only one that i had actually seen before.

So, here is my first attempt. there is plenty i'm not satisfied with, but i feel it's on the right track.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Practice, Practice, Practice...

trying some new things technique-wise for portraits. trying some hands(which went better than expected), doing a b+w study, and doing a quick one not worrying about any detail(my eyes hurt after so much squinting)

first two come from deviantart, by mjranum_stock and coi_stock respectively. the last one's from an old hegre-art set i think.

let me know what you think.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Me me me...

been in a bit of an artistic rut for a while, trying to break out of it, just a quick self portrait from today. i;m looking at it now and all i can think is, "i really need to measure more". my portraits are always a

i'll try to finish my emmy rossum caricature and at least start a new one (probably of Jeremy Brett) by the end of the week.