Here’s another progression sequence for the commission caricature job I just finished. After getting the contract signed and all the details from the client the idea for the layout came to me as I was going to bed, which is why I keep pads of paper stashed all over the house. Including in the headboard of the bed.
This is the first basic sketch the client saw.
After getting the layout approved I started inking as soon as possible since this job, as many jobs like this, had a tight deadline. I wanted to get the most done fastest so I concentrated on the figures and the props, leaving the facial resemblances until later.
Each of these stages were sent to the client for approval, especially when the deadline is tight I ask the client to check their e-mail frequently and respond as soon as they can so I can move on. In this one you see I’ve moved on to the faces of the children.
Now I’m on to the Dad’s head.
And the Mom. I had her hair waving in the breeze since it was an outdoor scene.
The client thought it didn’t convey the straightness of the subject’s hair. so I fixed it.
I’ve added in the background and dropped in the flat basic colors.
Then I went in and modeled the colors and it’s finished!