I had so much fun drawing Jeff Daniels from “The Newsroom” a few weeks ago that I decided to take a shot at another cast member from that show, Alison Pill.
I wish I had seen Alison here a few years ago when I was writing my book, because she is a perfect example of my “lines of force” theory for caricature. A central theme with caricature is the fact that a face has a fixed amount of entropy between all its elements. When you exaggerate the relationship (distance, size, angle) between some features, whatever you did needs to be balanced in another area to re-establish equilibrium. That’s generally easy when you make a nose longer, as you logically make the head longer and narrower and move the eyes closer together as a result. If you move the nose closer to the eyes, they eyes become farther apart and the head widens. But what happens if you are forced to move all the features closer together like Alison’s face demands? Then the “energy” or “force” you are squashing in needs to go somewhere, and the face itself expands in all directions. Her face is a perfect example of this.
This week’s SotW is “The Newsroom” star Jeff Daniels. There are a lot of interesting faces on that show, it might be fun to do a series of studies of the main cast.
Figured I might as well round off the “Doctor Who” sketch collection with one of the just-announced twelve Doctor, Peter Capaldi. Of course, we dont; really know what he’ll look like as the Doctor… might have wild hair, or a mustache and goatee… who knows? We’ll find out in December.
Meanwhile, don’t forget you can now get Peter added to my Doctor Who limited edition print for only $10 extra bucks!:
So my Doctor Who limited edition print is in production, and I’ll be debuting it next week at the start of Comic Con. I’ll have plenty of them with me to sell there, but I’ll also be taking orders here as well. There will be 250 regular, signed and number limited editions for $25 plus shipping and a “special” edition of 11 that includes the individual original inked artwork of each doctor that corresponds to his number (i.e. print #4 comes with the original of Tom Baker aka Doctor number 4), which will set you back $75 plus shipping. Just a heads up for those of you who might be interested in more than just the print.
Above are two of the final roughs for the print illustration of Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee. If you’ve followed my series of studies posted over the spring, you will see I completely redid the caricatures of these two. In fact, I redid the caricatures of three of the original 11 as I didn;t like the first results, added bodies to them all and did some tinkering (some significant) with the remaining eight studies. I like how the illustration turned out.
Check back here next week on Wednesday, when we will preempt the usual “Sketch o’the Week” to unveil the limited edition print “The Docotor is In…”!
I thought about doing a series of caricatures from the show “Game of Thrones” for a while, but I don’t know if I can anymore. After seeing Hermann Mejia‘s brilliant artwork in the parody of the show in MAD #521, I might not be able to be objective in my versions of the characters. Here’s another one from the show, though… Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark.
Speaking of Perry White, this week’s sketch is of actor Lawrence Fishburne. I’ve been watching the new TV series “Hannibal” this spring since I am a big fan of (almost) all of Thomas Harris‘s books, but I am giving up on the show. Fishburne’s job portraying FBI boss Jack Crawford is one of the few good things about the series, however.