Friday, July 13, 2007

Mixed Bag

Whenever I haven't got anything extra special to post, I'll be putting up jobs, sketches and personal work that I feel didn't warrant a post on their lonesome. So enjoy...

A caricature (within a caricature) of Canadian Caricaturist extraordinaire, Sam Gorrie from over at the NCN forums.

These two characters, the glass slippers and the window in the background had to be integrated convincingly into a furniture photo (right down to correct lighting and the reflection in the floor). The client was Freedom Furniture.

A style sample done for the job I'm currently working on. The photo reference for the face was taken from a great book called, "Facial Expressions" by Mark Simon.


Blogger Faboun'e said...

Hey you can give us just little things that you're doing quickly i don't give a f... cause I can inspire me at every thing I see here... so : COOL !! I likethe thing that i'm the first to post a comment here cause you shoud work on night an here (France) I 've just finish workin...

3:34 AM  
Blogger quieze said...

WWooow nice works!!!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Seo Kim said...

amazing caricature of Sam!!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Chrissie A said...

Incredible stuff, Chris! I particularly like the caricature--just beautiful!

10:51 AM  
Blogger SRH said...

That Cinderella piece is spot on. Well played Mr Wahl.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Milenko said...

Awesome works, once again.
Cheers to you,


12:31 AM  
Blogger Marcelo Braga said...

Awsome work, man. Your pencil work is one of the best I've seen, and other great feature you have is that when you ink your drawings they're even better tha the pencill. Hard to see that. Good luck!

4:38 AM  
Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

NICE! that last image is sweet!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thankyou all for your generous comments.

Appreciated as always.

8:23 PM  
Blogger J Gilpin said...

Hi Chris,

Nice work as always and such diversity. You walk the talk from your interview about not pigeon holing your art!

Were there live models in the original photo (that you replaced with your hand drawn characters) in the furniture ad?

In the last piece (lawnmower) is that watercolor or digital? Has a Mad magazine feel to it...

Any plans to attend any comic conventions in the U.S.? Would love to meet you in person and pick your brain some more! What about a book collecting your work over the years? Anything like that it the works?

Take care,

Jonathan Gilpin

4:45 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Jonathan.

Just a photograph of the furniture (no people) was given for the furniture ad. No reference was used for the figures either (which looking at it now is obvious with all the terrible anatomy issues- her extra long forearm on the lounge for example- yech!)

The last piece used the same method as explained in the Paperboy 'Digital Painting step by step'. Basically shaded pencil scanned and coloured in Photoshop then blended together in Painter.

Unfortunately no plans for overseas travel just yet. I had a book in the works before this blog started, but it's been put on hold ever since. I'll have to revisit it one day.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Fine work as ever, Chris.

I have a copy of 'Facial Expressions' due any day as it happens. Do the publishers allow the photos to be used as reference for commercial work?

11:06 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Jonathan.

Yep, the book was intended for pro comic artists and animators as a reference manual. So I imagine commercial work wouldn't be any different.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Hip Hip Hooray.

I've not seen inside it, but by the look of your drawing it's useful.

5:38 AM  
Blogger il decu said...

Thank you for teaching me several great key steps by your beautiful Werebear!!!
I'm in debt.

2:27 AM  
Blogger Mathieu Reynès said...

I've just discovered your blog and it's incredible work !

11:14 PM  
Blogger dylan said...

lovely stuff as usual Chris

1:05 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

wow, thanks again chris. i love this one.

2:31 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thankyou everyone!

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful illustrations! I especially like the pencil drawing of the girl.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Matthew!

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,from now on you are one of my favourite artists working out there today.I feel by just seeing your work that I'm actually learning something.Keep doing this,man!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks mate! Your comments made my day.

10:48 PM  

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