Thursday, September 11, 2008

Obama


Hi
I am posting caricature after almost two months. Comments and suggestions are invited.

23 comments:

silvano said...

This is funny , and has a goog resemblance to the original model ; Bravo !

MaHesH said...

Haha.. 'Statue of Obama', Very nice and Funny..!! Exaggeration is extremely good.. Keep it up..

Niall O loughlin said...

Very nicely done and great idea!

Per H said...

Very nice. The rendering and likeness is great. Maybe you should choose another pose.

Mark Behm said...

Nice! You have rendered all the parts (cheek, nose, etc) but don't forget about the "big" shape. In this case, perhaps a large cylinder. How to push the cheeks behind the nose? The ears behind the cheeks? Value? Aerial perspective? I think it will make a big difference. May not be apparent in your photo ref.

David Malan said...

Great, I can identify him right away. I agree with marks suggestions. I always take a look at the subject the draw out some big really general outline shapes. Then from there slowly break down these shapes. That way you can get some good interesting shapes that work well together then fit the drawing into them. Squint a lot to keep the shapes as the most important part.

vijay amarnath said...

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Alina Chau said...

THat's awesome!! Love how you stylized the face!

Nicolas P. Villarreal said...

Hi Manoj, thank you for your comments on my blog. These are great!

Salud!!!

Gulzar said...

well most of the people have already given you their inputs!

All I can say is...keep working more like these....theres never an ending to learning...
n work on your weakness and be daring....

keep doodling!
regards

shishir naik said...

I think this the best and well rendered image from all your previous posts. making caricatures and achieve the resemblance, likeless is not an east task & you have that skill. keep it up! Keep posting good work.

dintoons said...

haha hilarious stuff... a bit scary though if i might add!!
love your pencil sketches and caricatures, thanx for the inspiration manoj!! :)

Jason Seiler said...

Hello there! I think with this piece that you're headed in the right direction, however my suggestion to you as far as the face, is to SLOW down a bit. Do a few more thumbnail roughs and preliminary sketches first, give yourself more then your first idea to work with. I think your caricature is close but there are a few things off about his anatomy and likeness that I believe could have been solved with a few more sketches and doodles of him. Before you take a drawing to this level you can work out all of your problems with sketching, this is what I meant about SLOWING down.

Next, I think your idea of him as the statue of liberty is fine, but the execution could be a bit stronger as well. Imagine if this was something you could hold in your hand, a 3D model. What would this look like if you turned it around and looked at it from different angles? This is a fun way to think about it while you work on it. I feel the head - to - body connection doesn't look correct, they don't feel like they're really together . . . . the head sort of has that jack - in - the - box look, like it's springing away from his body.

These are only a few suggestions, but like I said earlier, I think you're heading in the right direction, just slow down a bit, take your time planning and sketching, give yourself more to work with. When it comes time to do a final piece of art, you'll be better prepared!

ramanjit said...

hi manoj,
i like ur obama cari. its nice thanx for ur comments.

Nelson Santos said...

Hi Manoj its going pretty well thkx busy like hell nice toon.

Barnard Cyrus said...

nice work

marcobucci said...

good likeness overall. Just watch out for the axis of the head. If you were to draw a line down the middle, the features should align. In this case, I notice that the mouth is offset to the right, compared to the nose and eyes.
Little things like that will immediately flatten out a piece. Good comments from Mark and Jason too.

Binu Rojers said...

Fantastic work Manoj!!..Certainly gone to one step forward with this work..keep going..

Dominic Philibert said...

Thanx man!
Keep me posted.
I would love to see your nesw stuff

luke watson said...

Hi,

Sorry it took me so long to reply.

I think it looks good, but you could push the rendering a bit further and make sure that you maintain consistency with the way you colour.

You've set yourself up in a way that needs to have really detailed rendering, if you don't want to go that way then maybe work more in line with Tom richmond and have a great looking black line work and simplified colour.

In particular watch the difference in colouring style between the face and hair. Hair ia a pain to draw but it makes a massive difference when done right (check out Jason Seilers work to see what I mean). I agree with Jason Seiler about the head body connection, even though the head is mauch bigger, theoretically it still has to join to the body with the same anatomy that a regular size head would.

The main thing is that it made me laugh, it's a great idea and I say that's what it's all about!

Thanks and I hope we can chat soon.

luke watson said...

Thank you, that's very kind. I'm working hard to raise my profile like every other caricaturist.

Thanks

anil said...

sahiii!!!!chalte rehena dost...masttttt........

mrityunjay said...

dear manoj!
thanq for ur kind compliment.i have seen ur blog which is nice and wonderful.
i like a lot obama caricature.
i hope u keep in touch.

mrithyunjaya.