November 2010

>Martin Palermo ~ Scream in the Rain

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This is a very quick, loose caricature study and experimental piece of Martin Palermo. I had a little fun tonight and carried this caricature in a little different direction than was intended. The image I started with was very rough so I decided to keep it loose and play around. I’m sure he’s a little skinnier than some of you would like but it just seemed appropriate. The image below is what I started with. I actually wasn’t going to do a soccer player tonight. I did a caricature of Leslie Nielsen earlier to honor his passing with the intentions of posting it tonight but I ended up entering it into a contest, so I won’t post it here until the contest is over.

I hope you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

>Rio Ferdinand

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Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978) is an English footballer. He plays at center back for Manchester United in the Premier League and in 2010, became captain of the England national football team. He has amassed 78 caps for England in total, and has been a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. I imagine you football fans know much more about him than that. It was a snippet from Wikipedia. His name is a link to his Wikipedia page if you want to learn more about him.
Tonight’s project was a full body caricature of Rio Ferdinand. I seldom do a full body caricature like this. Normally when I do a caricature manipulation, I use a completely different body. I thought this image was cool with the rain, so I decided to keep it in tact and manipulate the whole picture. It created a couple of challenges but was a lot of fun. I’m providing the original image below for comparison.

I’ve had requests to do a caricature of Diego Maradona but I can’t seem to find a good image. Help!
Hope you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

>A De-motivational Poster "False Hope"

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This was an entry at FreakingNew.com for a contest called “Thanks for nothing”. The object was to Create de-motivational poster satirically thanking somebody and to make it mimic the classic motivational posters with a black background, image in the middle, followed by the title word(s), and de-motivational message below. This contest allowed using material from a previous manipulation, which was an exception. Mine was a de-motivational poster called False Hope. It took gold.

Tomorrow, more soccer. I hope you enjoyed. Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

>Ronaldo de Assis Moreira ~ Ronaldinho

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Well, I promised you soccer players and tonight I’m posting two caricatures I’ve done of what I’m told are famous soccer players. Above is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira or Ronaldinho, born 21 March 1980 in Porto Alegre, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho. A Brazilian footballer who plays for Italian Serie A club A.C. Milan and the Brazilian national team. I don’t know a thing about him accept when I google his name, there were some really cruel caricatures of him with over exaggerating his lips and famous teeth. I tried to be a little nicer to him.
Carles Puyol i Saforcada ~ Carles Puyol

Below we have Carles Puyol i Saforcada or Carles Puyol, born 13 April 1978. A Spanish footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Puyol was a very quick study but I spent a little more time on Ronaldinho. I do know one thing; these guys are incredible athletes and pretty good caricature material. I got a very positive responce from yesterday’s post of Pele so I think I’ll be doing a few of these soccer players or “footballers”. I hope the little information I provided about these atheletes is correct. If not or if you want to know more about them, their names are links to their Wikipedia pages.

I hope you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

>Edson Arantes do Nascimento ~ Pele

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This is a caricatured manipulation I did tonight of world famous soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento or Pelé to you soccer fans. I had a request to caricature some soccer players or football to most of you out there. Being from the U.S., I don’t know a thing about soccer, but even I know who Pelé is. I remember watching him as a kid. He was an incredible player. This was a very quick study, but I will be doing a series of soccer players from around the world. There are lots of great subjects for caricatures in the soccer world. Hope you enjoy, and I hope this will appeal more to you international readers. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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>Pamela Wilson ~ A Compelling Narrative

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My work this evening could star in one of those “Fail” videos, so instead of putting you through that misery I’m going to give you something much better. I’m featuring one of my favorite artists this evening, Pamela Wilson. Otherworldly, dreamlike, haunting, dark, and hilarious absurdities are a few of the words used to describe some of the works of this incredible artist. I’m including a short Bio and a few of her works, but you will want to visit her web site to see more of her brilliant artwork and learn more about this amazing and very unique artist.
Pamela Wilson’s works of art transcend the commonplace to enter the realm of the sublime and otherworldly. She develops haunting images that evoke moods and memories inspired by real life, and which create a remarkably compelling narrative. The physical and emotional isolation of her characters has emerged as a hallmark of her work. She has much to say of the dark and hilarious absurdities we must often endure… while we are creating ourselves.
Primarily a figurative painter, Wilson has worked in many other mediums, including photography, printmaking, and assemblage. She received her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was awarded a Regents Fellowship, the Abrams Project Grant, and a Regents Award for her Thesis Exhibition. She is currently Mentor Faculty at Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna, CA, as part of the MFA Program.
Wilson has exhibited consistently since 1992 in galleries in New York, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, California, and Santa Fe. She has been included in many museum exhibitions, including the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington DC, and a solo exhibition at the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY. Her work is included in many prestigious collections. She is currently represented by Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim, CA, and Evoke Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
I hope you enjoyed this brief peek into the life and work of Pamela Wilson. Please take the time to visit her web site where you will find a wonderful Portfolio, Bio, Résumé as well as an excellent feature and interview with the Ramshackle Review.

 Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and be inspired!