Saturday, January 09, 2010

Obama - for Weekly Standard




Started this piece for the Weekly Standard on thursday morning, finished Friday night. I used the extra time I had on this to really explore the options, with tighter deadlines there isn't always that luxury. In a way having more time is a good thing, but it can also mean you end up seeing too many options! I went through several ideas, including drawing the desk from a high angle to fit the whole desk in, drawing Obama face-on, drawing him looking depressed...I must have spent half a day sketching and trawling through reference photos, until I came upon one that I liked. I also found that everything started to fit together when I began simplifying, only focusing on the main elements of the piece: Obama, the oval office, and the sign on the desk.


13 comments :

Eric Zampieri said...

I love it! I like the color scheme.

kencoogan said...

Ruddy bloody excellent job Paul!!!

Bowie said...

Very nice!!!

Bowie

SEILER said...

Nice job!

Aaron Wilkin said...

Great job on OBOMA!!!!

Aaron Wilkin said...

Sorry!!!! Meant to say.....Great job on OBAMA!!!!

Tel said...

Top job Paul - that's a great pose you have him in.

Pavel Jakubec said...

Great job !

Rick Wright said...

Great job!

arte do marchini said...

great

pablo pablo said...

Very nice!

Patrick Strogulski said...

Topnotch illustration !!!

David Lewis said...

Cool! The transition of Obama's caricature is perfect! I must say your a great caricature artist