I just realized my web hosting firm has blogging capabilities. This is my first try at posting something.
Here are a couple of stages of a celebrity caricature I am working on. Eventually it will be the cast of the TV show”House“.
This is the intial sketch, done in Painter IX using the pencil tool set to blue (no real reason other than it mimics using a non-photo blue pencil in conventional art materials).
Here is the first stage of painting it. Well, it’s sort of the first and a half stage since the face is already well into the modeling stage. The true first stage would have been flat colors all over. I lifted the blue pencil sketch onto a watercolor layer, set it’s transparency to about 20% then started laying in colors sampled from the photos reference of Mr. Laurie onto the canvas layer using the “artists oil brushes.”
(The reason this is the “second” first post is I’m getting used to the pre-formatting of this blogging thing. Plus the first title I chose was ill-chosen so I’m trying “McCalls”)