Sunday, March 18, 2007

more cardboard

I finally got around to doing that celebrity portrait. I've been a busy bee with other things. I wanted this to be a caricature yet still keep an element of realism. He's pretty weird looking anyway, so it makes it really easy to get too out there with the caricature. I had to reign myself in. Even still, I had a hard time drawing him. I'm not thrilled with it but at least it's out of my system...for now.


Blogger Sarah Fox said...

Yay for Obama!! I like the colors you picked to use for both the tie and the background. And you definitely got his likeness!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

I like the detailed areas vs the flat suit and tie. Ever heard of Jason Holley? I was reminded of him when I saw this... You should look him up, he has some VERY awesome work. Nice work Ty.

11:43 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

Way to go Tyler, you should get an award for "Vuillardenkornlish Blogger who actually completes most of the assignments." Unfortunately there are no Vuillardenkornlish awards.... yet.

I agree that the colors are really cool and I love the treatment of the suit too. he composition feels a bit lopsided... too much background in the top right or something. Yeah, just for shiggles I put it in photoshop and cropped it down and it felt more balanced.

But all in all, it's awesome, I love the texture you get from the cardboard, it's a cool style you have developed. Are you going to send stuff to art directors?

12:01 PM  
Blogger Tyler said...

Thanks! The comments and critiques are much appreciated.

I checked out some of Jason Holley's work in the SOI annual. I dig it. I'll be sure to check out his web site once it's back up.

I agree with you about cropping it.

I haven't sent anything to art directors yet. I'm still trying to build up my portfolio. I'm about 90% sure that I'm returning to the Academy this summer, so I'm shooting for my self-promo to begin in the fall/winter.

2:03 PM  

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