January 2011

>Sneak Peak ~ FHM Commission ~ Mystery Mouths

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This evening I’m posting a sneak peak at the commission job I did for FHM Magazine. It’s a Muzzle Puzzle or Mystery Mouths. Kind of a game to see how smart you are. There are 6 mouths in all but only 5 are from the caricatures done for the job. Can you guess who the celebrities are and who doesn’t belong? Feel free to comment and ask any questions you may have.
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>Ronaldinho Gaúcho

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Tonight I have another one for the soccer fans. This is the second time I’ve done Ronaldinho, but he is a really good subject and I thought it was time to give a little something to the footballers. I’ve posted the original source images I worked with below.
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>Martin Lawrence ~ BAD BOYS III

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Tonight I took a caricature of Martin Lawrence I started the other day and finished it. I couldn’t figure out how I was going to use it because of the turning of the head. Well I found one of his movies that fit well, so I did a spoof on the movie “Bad Boys II” and called it “Bad Boys III ~ Scared Sh%tless“. I also included Barack Obama and Mel Gibson as Co-Stars. I enjoy doing spoofs like this. Martin is a great subject. I am posting the original source images below so you can see what I worked with.
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>Comedian ~ Tracy Morgan

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I started this caricature too late last night to finish. I just didn’t have enough energy to stay late another night. I chose comedian Tracy Morgan for this post and I’ve done a full body caricature. This one took a little longer than some because I had to manipulate his body a lot. I’ve posted the original source images below for comparison.
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>Comedian ~ Martin Lawrence

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Tonight I decide to pick on comedian Martin Lawrence. He makes some great faces. This wasn’t the best expression so I changed it a bit and added the body pose. I’m not sure if I did it any good but I gave it a shot. I actually found a much better image of Lawrence after I was into this one so I will have another one of him soon with a more typical Martin Lawrence expression. I’ve posted the original source photo below.
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>Featured Artist ~ Russ Cook

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Click image to visit Russ Cook's blog
Tonight I’m featuring one of my all time favorite artists and one of the most talented caricature artists in the world and one of my biggest inspirations. Russ Cook is a illustrator and caricature artist from Oxford, UK. He has a unique caricature style like nothing you have ever seen and can be viewed on his blog by clicking on the image above or the link at the bottom of this post. Cook pushes his caricatures to the absolute limit with exaggeration. His “morph” in his words is so extreme in some cases that you would think the subject would be rendered unrecognizable but no matter the amount of almost outrageous exaggeration, he manages to capture the essence of his subjects. A truly unique style of art is hard to come by but this artist’s work is like none other. His work will amaze and inspire you.
I would like to tell you more about this brilliant artist but he’s a modest man and it’s impossible to find a bio on him. I can however offer you an awesome interview with Russ Cook by VectorTutsPlus.com. You can also find links on his blog to more of his portfolio sites. Below you will find a very few of Cook’s works which will give you a taste of his incredible talent, but you will definitely want to visit his blog to get a better look at this diverse collection of works.
I hope you enjoyed this inspiring sampling of the art of Russ Cook. Please take a moment and visit his blog at the link below.

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