Saturday, October 04, 2008

Sarah Palin- Weekly Standard

Got the call for this late Thursday night, but it wasn't known who I'd be drawing because the debate (Palin/Biden) hadn't even happened yet. Did some likeness sketches of Biden before going to bed, but awoke to an email saying Palin was the one I'd be drawing. The Standard are a conservative paper, and Palin was to be shown in a favourable light. I decided to go for a simple heroic, head-held-high-after-her-victory pose.
The rendering was about 11 hours, finished with about 2 hours to spare before the deadline, just in case there were any corrections to come from the AD. There weren't.

22 comments :

Lash LeRoux said...

Wonderfully amazing, Paul... Your work simply leaves me in awe. Thanks for sharing.

ian said...

Great likeness and great rendering! I hope to be this successful in my work someday. And this successful in getting paid work!!

your fan,
Ian

galvinator said...

Excellent caricature. Great colour work aswell man. I saw her havin the pi** taken out of her on the Daily Show... She's not the sharpest! Great stuff man!

Dan said...

was this done in photoshop? Excellent work. Does anyone know where you can find any good PS painting tutorials online? Looking for the more traditional realistic look. Tips? anything? lol

KIKELIN said...

I love this Palin, jajaaja! She's dangerous!

Lash LeRoux said...

Dan, there are a few good ones on youtube. Also, I really recommend checking out Joe Bluhm's digital podcasts at this link: http://bluhmdigitalpodcast.blogspot.com/
But, mostly I recommend continuing to visit blogs like Paul's on a daily basis. While not always containing full on tutorials, I have found that the insight that I gain into their working methods by seeing their daily sketches as well as finished work, has really helped my own artwork grow immensely. Thanks so much, Paul!

Moyse said...

Hey, thanks for the comments guys.

And Dan, stay tuned as Lash very kindly states, because I've almost finished a video of my latest photoshop creation (one of my favourite pieces so far). I'll be talking on it too, so hopefully I can be as informative as I can! I'm always happy to share my process with anyone who'll listen:)

grantbond said...

great work!

Dominic Philibert said...

Thanx Paul!!!!
Yeah, I would love to link your blog to mine!
I only have to figure out the way do it!
A friend send me a link... I'll have to try it out!!!
I'm not to familiar with all these things with computers! haha!
Keep me posted.

Lar said...

The sculptural quality of the light in this piece is so beautiful!! You've achieved such wonderful depth, along with your usual strength of caricature :) Most excellent work, Paul :)

kencoogan said...

Hey Paul , this is wonderful. Definitely one of your best so far!!!

essedesign said...

Good Sarah Palin! nice work Paul!

(go Obama!)

essedesign.

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Niall O loughlin said...

Hey Paul, what everyone said above mixed together, you know I'm not a huge fan of of digital but you make it look good.

Edo draaijer said...

Beautiful paul! Love the rendering and composition. I think she's a bit freaky and you captured her look. Great job!

Moyse said...

Thanks guys!

Jason Seiler said...

Great job Paul, I really dig the shapes in this, good work mate!

les gueules cassées said...

great picture mr moyse, sarah palin is a desperate housewive for me, it's her even a caricature!

Steve said...

Paul that is truly fantastic, you are going places my liccle padiwan.....

Tim Bye said...

A really great painting - you should be proud of this!!!

david o'keefe said...

perfect. i mean it's perfect.

Moyse said...

Thanks for the positive comments guys, means alot!