Sunday, December 28, 2008

GEORGE BUSHOE

Hi Everyone,
How was the Xmas? Hope u enjoying the vacation. Anyway, I am posting two caricatures of Bush, two because I am little confused that which shoe is suitable[both are no 10] Ha.. Ha..Ha. Your suggestions, comments, critics welcome as always. Happy New Year



20 comments:

Nelson Santos said...

Hi Manoj think it would be more interesting if he had the shoe in his mouth its a little messy like you did but i understand your idea, its funny. Have a good holidays yourself and your family as well my friend.

Moyse said...

I agree with Nelson about the concept, making the shoe a part of his mouth doesn't work. What's the story you're trying to tell? I like the rendering, but the structure needs attention. Focus on structure first, then rendering later.

Thanks for the comment on my blog, and yes, had a nice christmas, actually went two days without painting or drawing!!! Too long! Back on it now though ;-) Happy New Year when it comes!

Paul.

Jason Seiler said...

I think this is a fun idea, but I too agree that it's a bit confusing, I'd just have a show flying past his head, or stuck in his mouth . . . fun likeness! Have a great new year my friend and congrats on being a DAD, nothing is better!

ramanjit said...

hi manoj,
thnx for comment,this is good.

Mark Behm said...

The sense of likeness seems better here.

I have to agree that the shoe isn't working so well. The idea stage is where I would spend most of my time. You could jot down and thumbnail 100 ideas before getting something that will work. If I had to pick between, the bottom version seems much better to me. The top looks too scary.

I would still work at stronger modeling of your forms. A light source, even frontal, will be a big help. Find your planes, big ones first and clearly define them (and the light they catch/don't catch) before any detail is rendered.

MaHesH said...

haha.. nice idea!! funtastic caricature!! very funny!!

ok, i know prakasan, tell my regards..

marcobucci said...

Hey Manoj,
Good likeness! I can't think of anyone not able to instantly recognizing who this person is.

People have already voiced their opinions on the shoe. I think it's a very clever idea, just unfortunately not quite readable.

As far as painting goes, what I would want to push for a little more here is a sense of light direction. The planes of the head will rarely be nearly equal in value. You do have some soft value transitions in there, but overall they're so close that the head is looking too flat. Your photo reference probably has a very difficult lighting scenario to paint. I found something on google just now that has a similar light situation:
http://msp161.photobucket.com/albums/t230/MoeGigz/bush-Hit.jpg
This is obviously just a photo run through Photoshop's drybrush filter, which is a great way to analyze big planes. Even though the face is mostly in light here, you can see how clear the planes still are. I would push more in that direction. In fact, this photo is a good one to do a direct study from. Keep posting!

shishir naik said...

Hi Manoj,
Very happy new year to you too! Keep posting good work.

David Malan said...

Thanks for coming by, I think all of the things said by other commenters above are right on. I'll add something that hasn't been said. I would be careful of shapes and lines that create patterns. For example the lines on his forehead are all similar in shape and distance from one another the ears have a few shapes that are the same size and weight. with the forehead lines you could cluster them lower on the head. Just be aware and try to push the variations of shapes.
The likeness works especially around the eyes.

jordi said...

Excellent job my friend!
Happy new year.

Niall O loughlin said...

Happy new year Manjo
Look forward to seeing all your new work in 09!

Florian Satzinger said...

Hi, many thanks for stopping by my blog. Really nice works all over here, congrats!

Wittygraphy: Caricature Community said...

Your drawings are fantastic! Please join us at http://www.wittygraphy.com. Wittygraphy is a social network to share, discuss, and promote caricatures. Participation of artists of your caliber means a lot to our community.

Dominic Philibert said...

Thanx for your kind words my friend!!!
Everything has been said!!!
Keep on creating!!!!

Pito said...

Awesome.

Great work!!!!!

Alvarez said...

Hello Manoj, I am Sergio of Argentina, very good cartoons, congratulations, an embrace. Sergio

Vincent Juanes said...

Ha ha, really funny!! I love caricature and tittle too! Regards

Anna Anjos said...

hahahaha
FANTASTIC !!!

TURCIOS. said...

genial!

Seti@wan Dirgant@Ra said...

Exellent guis,..... good