Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Caricature For My Cousin

My cute cousin--the only one younger than me on my mom's side--is getting married!  This is caricature my gift to her.  She requested to be in BYU Football gear and holding a football.  She won't see it until her wedding day (June 2nd), unless she gets sneaky enough to look at my blog before then!

Caricatures are fun because you get to pull out specific features that mark the way an individual looks apart from others.  

Her handsome hubby-to-be has a larger forehead, and a face that narrowed down as it moved down to the chin.  His eyes were happy and squinty, and his nose was long.  He has interesting curves at the corners of his smile that were fun to draw as well.  

My cousin is gorgeous.  She has been known in our family for her LARGE pretty brown eyes, and her beautiful toothy smile definitely needed to be shown off, and I felt her nose was shorter than most, yet a bit wider too.

Hope they like it!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

T-Shirt week!

Hi ho!
So I'm on vacation right now in Phoenix, it's AWESOME.  While here, I got a job doing this caricature.  It's for t-shirts for a darling girl's Bachelorette Party.  Her friend who commissioned me requested that she become a leprechaun holding chardonnay and shamrocks.  It was very fun to work on!  Thought I'd share!

I also got a job doing some vector images for a t-shirt design for an LDS girls camp in Idaho, working for graphic designer Deanna Weaver at Accent Design.  I'm pretty happy with how they turned out:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Unsolved Caricature: Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest:  Who knew his face is uncaricaturable!

I drew his face over and over and over, and finally settled on this one for the final.  BAH!  Oh well.  Can't win 'em all!  This is the drawing before the actual painting; I'll have to post the painted finish later.  It turned out pretty great as far as the ART is concerned.  Ryan Seacrest still looks like a 50 year old man, and the painting turned out green so he looks like an alien.  Maybe that's it!  Is Ryan Seacrest extra-terrestrial?  Is that why not a single person in my Interpretive Drawing class full of Illustrators could draw a caricature that actually LOOKED like Ryan Seacrest?!  Special alien powers that keep humans from being able to capture an artistic likeness.  What gives!  E.T. why would you leave your friend stranded here?  He could have been hosting Universal Idol instead!  Gee.