I think I might be getting typecast with this bobblehead thing.
First there was the iPhone App with the virtual caricature bobbleheads I did of all the members of the U.S. Congress. Now I’m starting to do actual bobblehead dolls.
Here is another of those weird little jobs that come along for a freelance illustrator that are pretty cool when they actually are followed through with. I’ve designed some 3D caricatures for merchandise before, but other than a prototype Donovan McNabb/ Philadelphia Eagles mug that didn’t end up much resembling the artwork I did this is the first one that actually got manufactured.
The same guy who I did the Bobble Rep iPhone app for, filmaker Ray Griggs, had me draw a “turnaround” caricature/bobblehead design of Obama as “Uncle Sam”. He had 5,000 of them made to promote his documentary “I Want Your Money”, for which I am also doing a considerable amount of artwork including the movie poster, storyboards and some 3D animated character design.
Unlike that Donovan McNabb disaster, I thought the sculptors did a great job transfering my drawings into three dimensions. Here are the final concept drawings:
I think I can still see a lot of my drawings in the final product:
The doll is about 5 inches tall. It’s pretty nicely made as well. It’s fun to see it all completed.
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