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09/09/08
Another Commission Progression
Filed under: Studio Caricatures, Caricature Step-by-Step
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 9:00 pm

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!

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