Saturday, May 10, 2014

From the Walking Dead, Michonne...[Completed]

And she is DONE! To be honest this isn't exactly how I thought this would turn out. I like it, but I can see that I've dug myself a rut with my color palette choices. Need to make a conscious effort to pull away from that. That being said, it was fun. I did make a copy of the line work,  so maybe I'll revisit it later. Ideas, anyone? I would love to get some feedback,  and please don't go easy on me. In the meantime,  enjoy!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Michonne from Walking Dead [Work in Progress]

Hey guys, sorry about the long delay. I've been procrastinating...not a good reason, that. I think I was hoping to do something non-caricature but that hasn't happened we cross another celeb off the list instead. I'm not entirly sure how but I got myself roped into the Walking Dead Cult. And Michonne is so badass! Got the linework finished tonight. We'll see if I can't get this done in another day or so.

Monday, March 24, 2014


Hey people, feels good to be writing a new post again. I've been wanting to do a Danny Trejo caricature for a while, so I'm glad I finally pulled myself out of the mini artist-block I've had for the past month and did it. It doesn't feel as adventurous colorwise as I might have liked but what a fun face to draw! I give you Machete!

Danny Trejo 

Monday, February 10, 2014

With my mind on my money and my money on my mind...

Finally got this Snoop caricature done! Can't lie, I'm pretty stoked about how this turned out [especially since the likeness feels pretty solid]. I'm still planning one with him doing the mean mug thing, but this satisfies nicely in the meantime.

If you guys have any comments/ suggestions or critiques, please send them my way. Later.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Big Snoop Dogg: Round 2 [Work in Progress]

You guys might remember I posted the line work for a Snoop caricature a little over a week ago. I was planning on posting the finished piece today, but somewhere along the way I  succeeded in losing the likeness. I feel like it's a good drawing and I'm happy with the rendering, but the primary directive as a caricature artist is likeness. I'll let you guys judge.

Anyway, I went back to the drawing board and came up with a different composition.  It lacks Snoop's trademark scowl, but all in all I just like it better. Hopefully I can get it done by tomorrow night. Wish me luck!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Today was a good day...

It's February! Finally, I can put this up! I'm trying to spread out my posts a bit, but I'm kinda impatient by nature, so I struggle with that. Anyways, after doing the Tupac and Biggie caricatures a while back I started thinking of doing a series of all the rap/hip hop icons from my youth. I was toying with the idea a few days ago and started working on this as a warm up. Four hours later my co-worker Jay looked over my shoulder and said with a chuckle "Good thing that's only a warm up!"

Ice Cube [01/22/14]

I have to admit, I am pretty proud of this one. I'm glad my decision to play with the lighting worked out, and I'm really happy about my development as an artist,  especially when I compare it to the caricature below. I did That one in August of last year. Both were done from the same reference photo, and with the same tools. Just goes to show there is no substitute for practice...

Ice Cube 08/15/13

Friday, January 31, 2014

Big Snoop Dogg [Work in Progress]

In complete contradiction to my needs and wishes, it's ANOTHER slow day at the booth! And by slow, I mean no pulse,  period! Lately the only way to cheer myself up when this sort of thing happens is to start working on a project I've had on the back burner, so I decided to cross yet another rap icon off of my list. I'm toying with the idea of doing a golden-era-of-hiphop[A.K.A the 90s] series and this fits right in. Just finished the linework on this puppy,  will finish it off tomorrow. Maybe. Hopefully I'll be slammed with business and it'll be a week or two before I get around to it...