Friday, June 11, 2010

Picasso 3000

This is a caricature of Spanish painter and co-founder of Cubism, Pablo Picasso. I did this for a caricature challenge over on the Facebook group, Caricaturama Showdown 3000.

I painted the bulk of this with the default round brushes in Photoshop then I used a few of my custom Photoshop brushes for texture. I love painting and drawing older people, exploring all the lines and crevices. It's a lot of fun.


Blogger Anders said...

the composition all around this expressive eye is brilliant

11:11 PM  
Blogger GRAND said...

Absolutely great!!
The intensity of light and atmosphere that emanates from this drawing is amazing.

1:46 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

Realy great job ..!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Les Toil said...

Am I the only one that has a problem with his lack of a mouth?? It's almost alien-like. Other than that it's just amazing like ALL of your art Chris.

3:30 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

Anders- I can't take credit for the composition. It's based on a famous photo of Picasso.

Les- The mouth is there, it's just under his collar. I was just accentuating the space between his nose and lips.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I just can't come up with more creative comments than just...WOW.

2:35 AM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Really nice!

3:11 AM  
Blogger MaTT said...

I am amazed that this was done in photoshop! This really shows efficient some can use this software! Amazing work! Love the wrinkles around his right eye!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Lucie Billingsley said...

Fantastic illustration! Instantly recognisable and beautiful composition.
I could get lost in his eye!
Thanks for sharing.

1:29 PM  
Blogger jmborot said...

Great drawing Chris (I already said that somewhere...).
Just one precision : he's spanish, but he's not the father of Cubism.
Georges Braque made a big mistake in 1906 : he opened the door of his workshop to Picasso...

9:32 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

MaTT- Yes, it was done entirely in Photoshop, but the brushes I use are scanned natural medium (pencil, ink etc)so they help give my digital art that 'hand drawn' feel. (Also having the added control of the Cintiq helps as well)

Jean Marc- Thanks for pointing that out (I'm a bit rusty on my art history). Well, Picasso's famous quote is- "Bad artists copy, good artists steal" In this case he stole a whole art movement.

If it's alright with you I'll rewrite my blog entry so it's more accurate. Anyone reading this will know you set me straight. Thanks!

9:47 PM  
Blogger SamWize said...

Brilliant work. All your stuff is an inspiration to me, please follow me at

2:07 AM  
Blogger Poetry Man said...

Nice work man! Feelin this...

2:35 AM  

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