Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Jamie I.

This is my friend Jamie. I'm trying to get better at taking reference pictures that are more pleasing and not right up in your face with the pop of the flash shooting in the subject's eyes.

Here's my blog:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

this is my final painting of 
Will Smith as Hancock.
I enjoyed a lot this course and everybody's work as well!!
Hope we meet again in the future.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

schoolism alumni sub-blog

link-> caricadoodle blog
Let me state straight off that this blog is not meant to take the place of the official schoolism blog. This blog is for all past and future schoolism alumni who would like to post stuff for critique that is not up to a presentable standard for displaying on the official schoolism blog. If this blog is successful, hopefully a link to it will be put on the official schoolism blog.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Dude

I eventually would like to put a rug under him. I wanted him in a Thai Chi pose and flying on his rug. I don't really like his mint green robe. It was working for his jacket in the headshot but it's too much here. Hands are definitely a weakness and something I'll be working on a lot in the near future. I really enjoyed the class and will definitely keep posting.

Assignement 9

(sigh of relief) Well here it is... I will probably make some more tiny changes later on down the road to the body and hair, but for now my eyes and hands are tired and I need to turn this puppy in. It was a pleasure being in the same class with you guys. Check out my art blog for future work... Thanks Jason for the class! 

Week 9

Whew! It's been a long trek through Bobby's class and this one!
This has been one enjoyable experience, and I have learned so much.

I can't wait to see everyone's finals, they are looking great so far.


Here's a sneak peak of my final illustration. I'm currently working on the body and coloring. I still need to make some touch ups in the face, but we'll see how far I get... I have a little over 8 hours left until this is due... gotta get back to work! :) I'll post the finalized version later...


Jason's class ends today, so this is my final assignment and i decided to submit it as my first post to the Blog.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Marilyn as SINderella

Well here it is, I guess somebody had to be first to post their final piece so I'm going for it. I just sent it off, so it's too late to change now.

I feel ridiculously protective over this and think I will burst into tears if anybody criticises it, but its a hard world out there on the blog so I'm prepared for anything.

I've really enjoyed this course and think I'll probably get withdrawal symptoms now its over, I've really enjoyed talking to everybody on the blog and got some useful tips.

Hope I'll still be able to come up with new stuff to post, otherwise I guess we'll all meet up again at the ten year reunion.

Bye for now

Saturday, July 12, 2008

first posting!!!!!!!

Well hello world, this is my first posting here so i wanted to show some sketch i did on the train and the bus, i hope you guy's like tell me what you think. bye 4 now

Friday, July 11, 2008

So I got that goin' for me....

Just worked this one up. Feels good to paint again beyond the sketch stage....

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Simon Cowell revisit

I fixed that hand! I think it looks a lot better than the previous version, if still not quite perfect. (click the image for more detail)

Simon Cowell Caricature


Monday, July 7, 2008

More Faces

Thanks for the feedback on the last post. Here are a couple more. I'm still playing with pushing and keeping a likeness. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Russ Crowe so far

I just pasted the head on the body. I actually didnt have to exaggerate the body, I found full body pictures of him in what I guess is his current overweight state. So what do you think? Am I on the right track? Is he recognizable as Russell Crowe or did I push the exageration too far? I still have a long ways to go to paint values, I hope I can get a lot more done by tommorow.

Rickman Final

Man, I had fun with this one! This turned out better than I hoped it would. Don't get me wrong, I know there's always room for improvement and I'll likely be dissatisfied with this in a month, but for now...I'm pleased.

Rickman Final

Rickman Closeup

Friday, July 4, 2008

Rickman Color - first pass

Decided to go with a mute palette on this one, rather than bright colors. Just seemed to fit better with the character.

This has now been flattened and I'll be painting the rest of the detail directly on top.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Alan Rickman as Metatron

This one is based on his character in the movie, Dogma. Still working out the values (and the wings), then I'll add some colour. Since values have always been my challenge, I'm enjoying doing caricatures grayscale first and then using Jason's colour technique. I still end up painting in colour over all of it, but this helps me get a good base.


I was in Jason's class last go around. Been working at the caricatures and attached are a couple of sketches from yesterday. Let me know what you think....

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Slowly getting things together...

Still needs lots of work, like working on the foreshortening on the right arm, and the left leg is a little out of proportion, and need to work on the head position a little, and his costume is still very bare bones, needs much more polishing. Not sure it will be complete by the deadline as I am leaving town for this weekend because of a death in the family, but we shall see....

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Gearing up for the final

Sketches for final - I hope you know who it is, or I need more work!
I have no idea what to do for the scenario, it'll probably be lame.

I can't wait to see everyone else's - the ones I've seen so far are looking good!
I know it's a bit late.
I had some problems
and had to spend a time off on a work travel.
I'm posting this here so I can have a good feedback from you guys.
I like this final Bruce Willis but I would appreciate a lot if some of you could
give some good and priceless advice!