Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Some Gift Caricatures

This was an interesting and challenging project. A marketing director at Kraft Foods wanted this set of five gift caricatures to celebrate the successes of the various sales teams in Illinois and Texas. If memory serves one of the teams came from a third state in the mid-west but I can't remember which one.  

Each piece measured roughly 22x27 or so inches at hi res. Maybe around 450dpi. I had barely 4 or 5 days to get it done. Capturing the likenesses, juggling reference for the backgrounds and setting text pushed me to the limits of lack of sleep (I had to juggle this with another project) but the final results were well worth it. Gift caricature requests aren't usually this involved, clients often request one or two full illustrations max, but its nice to have a project that breaks the mode. More to be posted later.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Moody Speed Sketch

Finally out of the gate. My first blog picture post. An early experimentation with the acrylic brushes in Painter 4 initially, then "finished" up in Painter 9.5.

Sci-Fi Designs

Super Hero Designs

It had been a while since I'd done miscellaneous hero designs. One day I'll get around to coloring them.