Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Jacksons- Weekly Standard


This was a quick one of the Jesse Jacksons (senior and junior) for the Weekly Standard. I had very little time to do this, got a call thursday night, sent off a sketch, which, when I woke at 4.30am I had an email saying that it wasn't appropriate, so I started with a new sketch, sent it off, and as I didn't have time to wait for approval (had a gig in the evening so I knew I had to be done in time for that), I started the rendering straight away and any corrections would have to be made later. Thankfully the corrections were few, and I got it done in time. There are things about it I'd liked to have spent more time on, some of the clothing for example, but I'm fairly happy with the end result.
I've changed my approach slightly to help speed up the rendering process. I start with a hard round brush to block in the colour, then use the airbrush at a low opacity to smooth certain areas, then add textures on top of that.
If I don't have time for another post before christmas day, have a merry christmas everyone, and don't eat or drink too much!

14 comments :

Matt Ryder said...

This is great, especially if you bear in mind the timescales !

Merry christmas and a happy new year to you mate !

Tel said...

Lovely work Paul - you're the man !
Have a great Christmas and I look forward to seeing your achievements in 2009 - happy new year !

Jason Seiler said...

Funny likenesses Paul, nicely done! Happy Christmas to you too!!!

Tim Bye said...

This is awesome Paul! I'll be keeping an eye on Have I got news for you - it'd be great if they featured your piece there!

kencoogan said...

Very impressive for such a tight deadline Paul!!
Happy Christmas and lots of continued success for 2009!!!

Ken said...

nice dude! Wish I could paint that fast... hope you had a great Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

Oh, and I saw have I got news for you... Im gonna have to watch it again to check out your character, I reckon I missed that bit first time round??

Ken said...

Ah, what a shame! That would have been an awesome claim to fame. One of my favourite shows that is. Maybe check the extended edition? It will be on iplayer!

Manoj Sinha said...

Hi Paul,
Hope u enjoying your holydays. This is great work again.
Paul I just posted George Bush's caricature. I am waiting for your valuable suggestion and wish you Happy New Year.

ramanjit said...

hi paul,
great thought!!!!!!!

ramanjit said...

All the best in the New Year for no missed opportunity for a great work, good health, success and prosperity.

Achdé said...

magnifique illustration ! toujours aussi impeccable techniquement. Du grand art. Tous mes voeux pour 2009

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Dominic Philibert said...

Very nice man!!!!!!
Love the likenesss!
Strong piece!!

Dominic Philibert said...

Very nice man!!!!!!
Love the likenesss!
Strong piece!!