This kid is freaking amazing. He climbed El Capitan, or better known as The Nose to climbers, pictured behind him in Yosemite national park..... FREE HAND.... with nothing but what you see, climbing shoes and a chalk bag in world record time. Alex has turned the entire worldwide rock climbing community on it's head, google him, watch a video, it will blow you away. Climbing Legend Alex Honnold Part Of Discovery's Line-Up SOURCE Member reactions:
that's one impressive individual, and a cool caricature
Rocking, out of the box. Very nice caricature wishing him good luck for future
Great caricature, also perspective is perfect.
Actually you got robbed. This is excellent and deserves a cup. But there are only 4. With the bear in the back I thought it might have been HoHouse but as I studied the character details I started thinking this might be yours and I was right haha.
Illustrator Jason Seiler recently did a caricature of Donald Trump burning and I love it. I wanted to do one of him too and stumbled on what I believe was the reference photo Seiler used so I decided to do my take on that reference photo following his lead as far as exaggeration. I wanted him to be pitching a product and thought of his most well known "You're Fired." The only word that worked other than fired was tired, so I thought ... Energy Drink. "Trump Power" like Trump Tower. After a while I wondered, wait a minute, is there really a Trump branded energy drink. He does have a water brand. I Googled it and lo and behold. In 2004 The Donald DID, in fact, launch an energy drink named.... guess what.... Trump Power. But it failed and was Trump Trash as of 2006. Member reactions:
GREAT. What's at the bottom under his hand, some extra stuff.
That's a paper on a blotter on the desk, I should probable make it more or get rid of it, probably more visible to ground him
Superb work, Hidden. Keep this up and Donald will put you to work marketing his products and his image. Very Kewl.
Great job RobbNewman … Wonderful caricature and layout work … I'm a big fan of Jason Seiler as are many I'm sure … I especially like the way you did the hair. Nice to see your work, Robb the "NewMan"FN … Congrats on the Bronze.
Bronze congrats, Robb. Excellent caricature.
Congrats on the bronze Robb, super job. But I think there's something colored green that recharges him even more, and we all know what that is, .
Thanks everybody. Yes, I'm the "New man" here, it's a great little family, I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for letting me in. I'm already learning a lot from all of you.
I STILL can't figure out how to talk with individual people here. Does "Reply" actually go to the person.
Hey Funkwood, does this go to you. I hit reply
Thanks Qtrmoonshop. Much appreciated. Did this go to you. I'm trying to figure out this reply button. It stays on the main comments does it go to you too some how. Am I an old dunce.
Congrats on the bronze Robb, your a gifted artist. Looks like a professional job, and was wondering if you paint from scratch like Jason Seiler does. You nailed Trump perfectly.
No Robb, just click on his name, his stats pag will come up, then somewhere up in the left column it will say, "Message User" That is your private, or semi-private line. Congrats on the cup, great graphic work.
If anybody is interested here's the Trump painting process http://www.thebestofebrj.com/trump-process
One masterpiece of a caricature. Congrats on the bronze, Robb.
Hearts War, 5th Element mixed theme and my two favorite films of his A few sources Member reactions:
Thank you Hobbit, Fugit and Swashbuckle.
Super Build, Hidden. The "Willis" name and red heart are a nice touch. Thanks for the images view. I have the jacket image. Just holler if you need that to place in your sources list.
Sorry i have a difficult time seeing Bruce Willis in this pic. Too much facial manipulation.
Excellent caricature...Big face and great texture seen on the face fabolous job done
Even if I completely agree with Registered (we see too often excessive distortions in caricatures), I think this one is superb, at least from a technical point of view.
Krike, nit picky like old hens... Hahahahaha .... Gawd, it's close enough to my eye. Welcome back Registered. Better get chopping or loose that 4th place standing. Thanks Luciano, Eric, Rajesh, Registered, Disasterman and, Splatshot. It did a tiny tweakage but it's done-done as far as I see I need to work it. Thanks for the comments. Cheers
Lots of interesting elements Tim congrats. But I have to agree with Registered about the likeness (although I don't agree with his voting stats in this contest). A bit more likeness probably would've swayed the voters for a gold in your favor.
Thanks Dan. You guys must have much better eyes than me. I have been wondering about my sight lately. I applied the 4-2-0 test and to my eye, each covered quadrant, quartered, halved and full view was obvious who it was. To me. I see the same thing happening with yours, face a bit too vertically exaggerated but overall, still a pretty clear recognition. In fact, yours did not pass the 4-2-0 on the mouth region quite as well as mine did but your overall likeness works better... marginally. And that is to my eye. I suppose it really comes down to what perception points you track "personally" when using facial recognition and how the eye/brain prioritizes. I have astigmatism and some optical condition, forget the name, where I see a split image in my right eye. And for some related reason, I tend to see things, well, a little plumper than they probably are. Does that effects my chopping. It must, because three of you have said the same thing. And it isn't the first time. It might be time to throw in the towel if I can't get simple caricatures correct. So, either you guys are being hyper critical which I think not, or I have a real problem. Anyway, I guess the chop had enough going for it to grab a cup. Many thanks...
Try not to take it too personal Tim. I'm not critiquing your entry to be malicious or hyper critical, but rather pointing it out so you can try different things to fix it next time. No need to throw in the towel just yet...Some things in a face or head can be altered and distorted quite a bit while still retaining likeness, like the shape of the head for instance. But other features such as eyes, nose and lips can't be altered in shape (only size) before the likeness is completely lost. Study some of Pikes caricatures closely and you'll see what I mean.
Congrats on Silver, Hits. Excellent work on chop. What's the 4-2-0 test about.
Not personal, Dan, just concerned. This is not the first time and seems to be happening with alarming frequency. I am here to show you folks how it is done, not how it is not. Thanks Pal
No problem dude. By the way, good caricatures are never simple or easy. I constantly struggle to create good caricatures while pushing the limits of distortion. I'm only as good as I am because of constant practice and studying the work of other caricaturists better than me. Keep the faith.
4-2-0 is an old portrait artist trick, Champ. The idea is to divide the face into 4 quadrants with a cross. Take two envelopes and cover all but one quadrant. We will take the left eye for example. Does that left eye that is exposed look like the corresponding reference. In other words, can you tell that is the person you are drawing, painting, chopping from just seeing that one eye and partial nose. If you can move the envelopes around applying the same method to the other three quadrants and get a yes, you are good to go. You can apply the same to half the face, upper and lower to test the likeness or you can check it by dividing the face vertically, down the middle. Using this way of referencing is a simple way to avoid overwhelm while fine tuning the portrait. The 0 of course denotes the full face. Go ahead and take a few scraps of paper and test it out on my image and see if recognition qualities are present in all 4 quads. Sorry for not being more clear earlier. I sometimes forget some stuff isn't general knowledge at all and actually is technical. Some teachers might even call it something else but I learned it as 420. Imagine that. Hope that clears it up.
Congrats on the win, love it, darn, you're work is great.
Congrats on the silver Great Job Hitspinner. Love it. Very complicated, you must have the patience of a saint.
thanks for clearing that 420 business up Hits. Comparing yours to Dan's, I feel you lose a little with the blue eyes. It was the first thing I noticed when viewing your chop. Dan left the eyes original, with that confident Bruce Willis gaze. And that reinforced the rest of his caricature. I had no problem whatever seeing Bruce in yours, a fantastic effort. Both works deserve Gold.
Well, so much for my survey. I don't think there really is anyone on Facebook except Pat, Pree, Doc and me and HH.
I think texture is excessive but ambientation is impressive.
Fantastic Steve Buscemi collage. Like the fish-eye effect.
The problem with the negative comment “I think texture is excessive” critique is just that it's subjective. I gave this a 10 because I liked the texture and that is just my personal opinion.
Thanks, UncleChamp. I like the texture, too, it was on purpose and I could have reduced it, but I didn't … As for "crazy liquefy" … that's a matter of taste, too, but at least wasn't a negative comment … much. I love liquify. I'd do everything in liquify if I could.
Caricatures are very popular nowadays (even at FN!). However first caricatures go back as far as the origin of art itself. Leonardo da Vinci drew many caricatures, and liked to seek people with deformities to use as models. There's a speculation that one of the caricatures Da Vinci drew was his humorous self-portrait (the figure at the bottom of the right half).
The point of the caricature was to offer an impression of the original which was more striking than just a portrait. In fact, the word "caricature" comes from the Italian "caricare", meaning "to load", thus the caricaturist's aim is to invest his image with as much meaning as possible.
Caricature, therefore, experienced its first successes in the closed aristocratic circles of France and Italy, where such portraits were passed about for mutual enjoyment.
Take any famous art work (painting, drawing, fresco) and turn it into caricature by exaggerating the natural characteristics of the subjects in the artwork.