Tuesday, July 08, 2008

TARANTINO



I was just re-watching parts of "Pulp Fiction" earlier today and started sketching Quentin as he was being interviewed by someone in the extras on the DVD. I did about 4 sketches of him before I got to this one, and by this time, I didn't need a reference anymore. It's an interesting way to work- to study someone enough through initial caricature sketches, so that the face is in your head- and you can translate it through your own interpretive mind and come up with something new and creative, but still carrying over the likeness. That's the aim, anyway. I think I had "Turcios" somewhere in the back of my mind when I did this one. Check out his stuff from my links- he's brilliant.
This was a small sketch with colored pencil on toned paper, with some added "Pulp Fiction Red" to the background thanks to photoshop.
I've been doing the more "realistic caricatures" for a while now (since 1990), and sometimes I get tired of it. It's much more common now than it was back then- I don't remember many people doing it until I saw Krueger's stuff. (Not that my stuff is up to his level of realism and exaggeration). Anyway, it was a little more fun for me to do this style, but I'm not sure if I can apply it to everybody or not. I'll have to work on it...

6 comments:

The Keeper's Notes said...

Pretty cool..I can see the Turcios influence...those are some pretty crazy drawings by him. Btw, lovin' the updates lately...keep 'em comin'! At least a few of us still tend to our blogs.

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

Thanks, I have more to come...I just have to scan them in and do some more photoshop on them.

jason quinones said...

fucking brilliant!!

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

Thanks, Jason. How have you been?

Kamal Dollah said...

Yeah you nailed his chin better by not looking at the photo. Overall very nice.

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

Thanks, Kamal.