Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas project

...or why I'm not a good caricature artist

my tita requested that I make a caricature of her for her Christmas card.

I've always had a hard time capturing the likeness of relatives and friends. Moreso a caricature which involves exaggerrating features that may not be pleasing to the subject/client.

So this was the sketch after a lot of false starts

And since the resemblance somehow disappears when I ink it, I decided to just do the work on Illustrator.

Unfortunately, my tita didn't like it. It made her look too old, daw. She wanted to use an older drawing of her from 6 years ago because it looked more alive, daw. Well, that is a drawback of Illustrator. In the hands of a newbie, the work will look dull and flat compared to a hand drawn artwork.

So this is how it turned out. I had to flip the work since my older drawing was facing the other way.

But I still like what I did and did some Photoshop shading on it and added a paper texture to make it look less digital.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Trese fan art

I just loved the latest issue of Trese (Midnight Tribunal) because of the pop culture references. I was wondering where Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo were going with these characters (the Madame! those guys!)but it was an exhilirating , extremely satisfying ride! I won't say anything else for now except that it would make a terrific post-Halloween/Christmas gift!

Here's my tribute to Trese! Naka-black outfit pa rin sa Pasko!