Monday, May 12, 2008

Jay Z at 7 yrs. old


Here's a drawing I did today for a possible job on an animated series I saw through Craigslist- thanks to Juliana, Laura, and Jesse for forwarding it to me.
They wanted a rough caricature-sketch of Jay Z as a 7 year old, so this is what I came up with. I might've made him look more like 8 than 7, but sometimes an 8 year old will look seven and vice versa...

6 comments:

jason quinones said...

that's a dead on caricature of jay-z as a kid! i would've guessed it was him even if you hadn't said anything! i really need to take more of a look on craigslist.seems like there's tons of work out thereIF you actually bust your ass to find it!

did you have reference of him as a kid or was it more speculation and "kid-a-fying" his adult features?

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Jason. I only had a reference of him as an adult- that was the interesting thing about it- what to alter to make him look young...

The Keeper's Notes said...

Fantastic, Dan! Great that you were able to do that without any reference for him as a kid. Good luck with the gig.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Justin. I had to do another one in b&w without shading so they could color it themselves when they do the animation. Still waiting to hear back if I got the job, though...

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

Darn it, Dan! I REMEMBER that CL Post and thought it was Bogus!!! LOL!! That's a dead on likeess of Jay Z and they'd be Stupid NOT to take it.
Funny thing, I SAW Jay Z a few weeks back while rushig to a job on Bway and 37th. Whats funny is that I saw him as a caricature.... BIG LIPS first, I said out loud, JAY Z!! He stopped, turned, and said "whats up?!" Ad walked into an office building, Bodyguard in tow.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Elgin. Yeah, it was real, but I didn't get the job. At least it was an interesting exercise, so I don't feel like it was a waste of time. And they have my stuff on file now, so maybe they'll use me in the future... you never know. Cool that you met him.