Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge

Here's the finished(?) illustration from my last post. I'm a little hesitant to call it totally finished because I'll probably revisit it in a few days and completely change it.
As you can see, I switched Mittens around a little bit. I thought it would be a little more affective. Let me know if it was a bad idea!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

And Then There Were Four (Illustration Friday)

This is still a work in progress, but I thought I would post it for Illustration Friday before the week is through.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Revisiting Rush

I started this digital painting of Rush Limbaugh a couple years ago and at the time I felt satisfied with it as a warm up/semi-finished caricature. The other day I was looking through some old files and came across it and I couldn't believe I just left it.
So I tried to turn it into something useable.
I didn't change anything with the caricature or drawing minus a handful of small adjustments. Anyway, I think I improved it a little bit. Let me know what ya think.
Rush detail

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Between Two Ferns

I thought I would bust out my acrylics for this Zach Galifianakis caricature. It was fun, but I might go back to watercolors for a little while. We'll see.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Black Snake Mooooaaan!

I had to take a break from watercolors for a little bit, and yesterday I got the urge to do a caricature of Christina Ricci for some reason. I'm glad I did because apparently the digital media gods were in my corner on this one. I think this is the first time I've been at all happy with the local colors in a digital painting. Something just clicked I think. Anyway, I hope ya'll can dig a scrawny Christina Ricci tied up in chains.
Face Detail

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Reluctant Demise of Print Media

I've been working on this painting off and on for the last couple of days. It's been the source of a lot of frustration for me for several reasons. I painted it on some heavy duty, really textured watercolor paper, and that took a lot of getting used to. I haven't used paper that rough for several years. Also, the semi-silhouette made for an unusual color pallet. It wasn't until I finished that I said to myself that the colors kind of work. So let me know if you think they do, or don't.
Detail 1
Detail 2

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Polar Bear on a Unicycle

A month or two ago, an old high school buddy of mine asked me to do a drawing for him. He's a pretty crazy guy and our conversation went something like this: Scott: "Marc, can you do a drawing of sandals on a platypus on a polar bear on a unicycle with a horn and a light with a battery?" Marc: "Sure thing Scott." The request was not at all out of the ordinary and I had no intention of drawing it. But today I was bored and wanted to try out doodling in Adobe Illustrator so I killed two birds with one wacom stylus.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

I thought I would try something new. Watercolors over a ballpoint pen sketch. By the way, try doing a google image search for Scott Walker and try to find the picture where he doesn't look completely confused.