Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wedding Caricature - Fishing Theme

Our friend Jessica was getting married and she wanted something special. She didn't really want a photograph, but something more fun that was completely original. So she commissioned me wanting caricature of her and her husband to be in some sort of fishing theme. I immediately came up with two ideas in my head and told her it would all be taken care of. She was great and totally put her faith in me that I would deliver something special, what an awesome client!

Sketching:
I started off with some basic sketches, just trying to get their faces down. Then I did a thumbnail sketch of what the theme might look like. I did a lot of other little sketching too like figuring out how the hands would look. I did these with pen. I like pen because it doesn't smear like pencil. I wasn't totally happy with Jessica's face at this point, but these sketches are more of a warm up so I knew what needed to be changed for the next step.
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Finishing the Sketch in pencil:
I got all the basic structure down. I wasn't happy with Bobby's eyes and a few various other things, so you can see where I changed them before I drew the final lines with a dark marker in the next picture.
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Linework:
I normally only work in pencil, so it was kind of new for me to figure out the line weight (thickness of the lines) using a marker. I was a little hesitant at first, but it came along nicely.

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In progress:
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Receiving at the Rehearsal:
Bentley really wanted to go with us so he tried to hide in the small carry-on bag.
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Jessica and Bobby were so excited
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April and Jessica:
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At the Wedding Reception:
What a great couple!
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2 comments:

Gordon said...

awesome. you are quite talented

Ron said...

thanks Gordon!