Here’s the latest studio caricature. I thought I’d post some progress images in case any potential clients are looking at this blog they can get an idea how my work process flows.
The client e-mailed to me photos of the subject and a list of what she wanted to see in the artwork. I took that information and developed this first sketch.
Incidentally, this, as with all my current commissioned caricature work is done in Corel Painter IX using a Wacom tablet and inking stylus.
When the sketch was approved, again, by e-mail, I created a middle tone gray canvas and “dropped” the sketch onto it. (The client asked for fully painted black and white hence the lack of color.) I then started laying in large dark and light areas using one of Painters acrylic paint brushes.
After all the darkest darks and lightest lights are in I started moving the middle tones around and blending, still using the acrylic brush. I used to use the airbrush tool but I’ve found that the acrylic gets the tones down much faster.
Then I added in a couple more girls in the background and smoothed out some “hot spot” blobs of white making them more convincing highlights. And it’s done and delivered.