Friday, April 29, 2011

Prince William sketch


A caricature of newly wed royal, Prince William. I'm surprised at myself for drawing him as the Royal family and all their shenanigans bore me to tears. Here in Australia the media and public have been at fever pitch waiting for the wedding.

This was for the latest challenge over at CS3000. I said to myself, 'If you're going to draw a Royal, be as unflattering as possible'. In that I probably failed as I coiuld have been a whole lot harsher.

My approach to this drawing was to pretend I was designing him for the classic UK satirical puppet show, Spitting Image. If you're unfamiliar with the show, Youtube it. Classic stuff with great caricature puppets.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

'This is not a pipe'...or a swan


Two entries to CS3000, one done before and one after my previously posted Lou Ferrigno piece. Both of these are anthropomorphic concepts (i.e. taking something, in this case a swan and a smoking pipe, and humanising it). The first is my latest, Natalie Portman from the movie 'Black Swan'. Had a lot of fun with this concept and it turned out alright. Also below once again are a few stages from it's creation. Did my best to wrangle Portman's form into the swan silhouette, the head could have been more swan-like, but you get the idea.


Next is my submission for the Norman Rockwell caricature jam. Many people were drawing Norman smoking his trademark pipe, so I turned the tables. This time the pipe is smoking him!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lou Ferrigno Caricature


A caricature of body builder and 70's Hulk actor, Lou Ferrigno. This was done for the Caricaturama Showdown 3000 challenge. Below you can see some of the steps in the process of it's creation. This started as a scanned pencil sketch which was then painted in Photoshop.

All artwork © Chris Wahl 2013 unless otherwise stated. All characters are copyright to their respective owners