Here's an attempt to do some caricature sketching in sketchbook pro. I really prefer doing these kind of sketches from life as opposed to photo ref. I find it easier to get a real feel for a persons character when you can see them move around & hear them talk.. But I thought I'd give sketchbook a try with it. Since I don't have a scanner to post anything drawn on real paper. Didn't mind the pencil tool. but I found the markers behaved really unmarker like for me.. Could just be my settings.. Or maybe I just prefer real markers :)..
Buffalo Man Thing.....
I was doing a little doodle of a buffalo and the facial proportions turned out more human like than animal... So I just went with it and made it a portrait of a Buffalo man type thing. That's the fun of doodling.. You never quite know what you'll end up with...
The man with no name.. or Blondie, Monco or Joe. Whatever nickname you want to give him. A couple of months ago a friend and I watched Yojimbo and Fistful of Dollars back to back. It was a great movie night that left me dying to try and draw Eastwood's iconic character. So today I was searching for some completely unrelated reference and I came across some pics of the man with no name. I took that as a sign and tried my stab at a sketch. It's very loose. Most of it drawn while zoomed way out on the canvas. That's why things are kinda scribbley. I couldn't see any definition in his eyes in the blurry ref so they are just dark slits of squint. Still wishing that sketchbook had a tool that acted more like a piece of conte. Maybe it does and I just don't know where to find it :).
Here's my attempt at a self portrait. Mildly successful. I still can't seem to get anything out of these digital tools that I really want. Can't get them to hatch like your hatching with the side of a sharp, big lead pencil. This is a quasi - rip -off of a Drew Struzan self portrait that's at the beginning of his Oeuvre book. It's fantastic.. Like all of his work. So I thought I'd try one myself and even copied the pose a bit. I think I should have went with traditional media though. Maybe next time.
The man with the hat is back......
And I still can't draw him... Harrison's a tough guy to draw.. I've tried a couple of times before and failed. He's that handsome with flaws kinda guy. Like Liam Nesson. And the flaws are usually the parts that are hard to capture.. But they hold all the personality..
I can't help but get excited for this movie. I know alot of people are already bashing it, but to me the last few trailers have really sold that it's still an old serialized adventure show. And not a modern day action movie.. Which I'm quite happy about. And I trust Spielberg. Even at his worst his movies are pretty entertaining.. Let's just pretend that Always never happened ok? ;) And I don't hate Shia like most people. I don't love him.. But he doesn't automatically ruin a picture for me just by his presence. It looks like a great cast. I only wish John Ryhs-Davies was back as Sallah. I love that guy. May 22 can't get here fast enough. Well.. For me at least..
Have a good weekend!!