Clint Eastwood Digital Painting

July 13th, 2011 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

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I’m cheating this week and posting this digital painting instead of a “Sketch o’the Week”. A few people saw this as part of my The Mad Art of Caricature book cover and asked about it. I did it specifically for the book cover, based on an earlier SoTW. It’s your basic Photoshop job.


  1. *Damn* that’s good, wow.

  2. Gabriel Yeo says:

    hi Tom,
    Awesome artwork!
    You rendered over your pencil sketch layer, right? It’s different from your regular Mad mag artwork where you outline them in black first.

    • Tom says:

      Yes, this is my more “painted” technique. It’s impossible to completely eliminate my linear drawing style from the equation, but I try to avoid line work and concentrate on values and color. The result is not really a painting in the true sense, but it does have the benefit of having a unique look… I’m not trying to be another realistic caricature painter clone.

  3. Jason says:

    You’re a true pro. I love it!

  4. Bruce Quast says:

    This is looks really great! Do you cover your Photoshop painting technique in your caricature book?

    • Tom says:

      Thanks! No, the focus of the book is drawing caricatures and applications of the art in published illustration in general and MAD in particular.


I’m in LA doing back to back Caricature workshops. Here’s the class illustration of workshop no. 1. Visit for all the details and to see where others are scheduled in 2018!

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