Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My own worst critic...

So I figured I'd better post something since it has been a month to the day since my last entry.

It's also been a while since I've drawn caricatures. I find myself going through phases with what I like to draw especially wih less and less spare time, and lately caricatures have been pushed to the sidelines. Also, I'd been pushing myself further with my caricaturing so there came a point where everything I produced had to pass my own critical eye and quite frankly everything failed. So I decided to give caricatures a rest for a while until I stopped taking myself so seriously. They are supposed to be fun after all.

Which brings us to the here and now. I've had time to flex my artistic muscles in other areas and got that out of my system, so now it's time to get back to some caricaturing again. So here they are. Some I like, not all were successful, but they were fun.

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22 Comments:

Blogger Mike Giblin said...

Deadly stuff man, your likenesses & exaggeration are awesome. A question: are you using pencils of varying colours for these, or 'tinting' them in Photoshop?

2:19 AM  
Blogger Gannon said...

These are great Chris. I especially like the contrasting line weights on the inked caricature.

I've been influenced by your pencil work when I try caricatures, but I never seem to get the range of values that are so masterful in your drawings.

Gannon

3:35 AM  
Blogger pbcbstudios said...

TOO GOOD!

I'm gonna have to commission a caricature one of these days.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Chad H. said...

So awesome man. I've seen a lot of caricatures, but I've come to totally prefer yours. Seriously amazing.

9:20 AM  
Blogger adriana juárez said...

I can recognize in one of yours caricatures! What a surprise!!! ha,ha!!! Its amazing...

Thank you!!!

7:30 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I love the B&W line drawing. Yours is seriously some of the best linework I've ever seen. Also really like the fat guy (second to last), but they're all awesome. I love the way you're able to convey so much depth and form with minimal shading. Anytime I try to do that, I end up piling on layers and layers of tones and it still never looks right. You seem to know just the right spots to put all your shadows, and nowhere does it seem over- or under-worked. I'd love to hear about your approach to doing caricatures (e.g., how you choose what to exaggerate, how you blend the realistic and cartoony elements, etc.).

7:15 AM  
Blogger flaviano said...

thanks for the Pepsi Character design tutorials, i really appreciate. good stuff as usual!
Flaviano

8:12 PM  
Blogger kollyo said...

Everyone is their worst critic, that's why leave the jujement to others:Awesome caricatures, Chris, Bravo!!!

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just goes to show it's all relative - I would kill to have your traditional art skills! Great stuff

7:46 PM  
Blogger Vincenzo said...

You're just too damn good!!!...glad to see you're stretchin' again...missed seeing this stuff from you!!!!

1:14 AM  
Blogger CEREAL KILLER said...

wowww
they are GREAT dude!
My favourite one is the one is the guy backwards....great
how is his beard?
he he he

( =_=)

9:22 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thankyou all for the kind words and encouragement. Very much appreciated.

Mike- Thanks. Yeah, just tinting them in Photoshop. Graphite's easier to erase mistakes than coloured pencils.

Adriana- Thankyou, I'm glad you like it. My caricature of you isn't very flattering. It was more an experiment in extremities. Sop I was very wary about posting it. Glad you weren't too offended.

Ryan- Thanks man. I've had plenty of requests for a more thorough caricature tutorial, so I'll definitely keep that in mind for my next tute.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Bangalore_monkey said...

wow i'm so glad i checked you're blog, that caricature is awesome, as always. man, now I've got to draw a good one of you

thanks so much,

9:05 AM  
Blogger adriana juárez said...

ha,ha, of course I'm not offended, is a great draw !!! thank you again :))

12:49 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

bangalore_monkey- Thanks for the caricature. It's great!!

adriana- >phew!< :)

10:15 AM  
Blogger Nathan Lindsay said...

LOVE these. the back of the head view is funny.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Nathan! Enjoyed visiting your blog.

9:59 PM  
Blogger danshultz said...

Great caricatures - I'd love to see pictures of the actual people to compare them to, too.

2:40 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

danshultz- Thanks. There's a link to the photos just above the first caricature.

12:32 PM  
Blogger ReNgArEnK ( Nazlı ) said...

Very beautifull

5:04 PM  
Blogger William Appledorn said...

hey, somebody called me "the fat guy"
what a jerk, lol.

1:28 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Rengarenk- Thanks!

William- I'm sure when he said 'fat' he meant 'very talented'.

12:09 AM  

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