Friday, March 08, 2013

Portraiture or Caricature?

                                                        Caricature of Vincent Price

My caricatures are coming off as bad portraiture.  I think I may have to whack them out more but I'm afraid to lose the likeness.  It really felt like I was pushing things but this first end result of Vincent Price looks like a bad painting of him instead.

Update:  I tried another version of Vincent 'tooned-up' more by  treating him like a cartoon and now I think it's successful as a caricature.  It's not easy.


Joshua Marchant (Scrawnycartoons) said...

Wow! Top notch painting, man! Did you do this with a tablet?

Joel Brinkerhoff said...

Thanks Joshua,
Yes I'm using a Wacom Intuos 3 that I've had for years. I'm still wanting a Cintiq and may have to just spend the bucks but I'm cheap.

Julian Brogden said...

I actually like the first one. It's stylized enough that its more appealing then a simple portrait but still actually a really good likeness.

Joel Brinkerhoff said...

Thank you Julian, I loose all objectivity about my own work.
Nice to hear from you.