I kind of feel bad because Obama has been in office almost 2 years and a major public figure for almost 5, yet this is the first time ive actually done a finished painting of him. Honestly not sure why it took me so long to do especially since he is one of those people who in my opinion HAS to be drawn. Love him or hate him, any body who has even thought about calling themselves a caricature artist has at least done a sketch of this guy over the past few years and i guess i just felt it was time i throw my hat in the ring. had fun painting this one, i tried out a few things i hadnt done before, some i will continue to do, some i wont. the experimentation is all part of the process i guess. On a side note, ive had a few people question as to how i work on my pieces suggesting im using some sort of photo- manipulation or photoshop filters. i assure you everything is 100% drawing and painting, no short cuts, no warping of photos; and just to prove my point ive included the horrible 25 min sketch this painting started as. anyway i hope you all enjoy, PEACE
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Its been a while since ive posted anything here. That has mostly been due to the fact that ive been working on a couple of things that i unfortunately cant post right now, but might share when the time comes. Anyway i had a break in the stuff ive been working on and decided to do a painting of actress Eva Mendes for a contest over on Wittygrapgy.com. She was actually pretty fun to paint though its hard for me to exaggerate things and still get across how beautiful she is. anyway back to work and hope you enjoy the painting.