Just finished a really awesome project for a spot illustration in a poster advertising an upcoming comedy gig. This was a really great project to work on because I was working in collaboration with another artist (Jeff Pfoser), who actually happens to be a feature comedian at this comedy event coming up on the 15th.
Jeff (better known as Pfoser) is a professional graphic designer who works with my brother who is also a graphic designer. Pfoser (pronounced Fo-Zer) designed the layout and graphics of the final poster you see in the top image.
The big dude standing behind Pfoser is a comedian by the name of Gus Lynch. Gus is an up and coming comedian who has apparently taught Pfoser everything he knows. In other words, he is pretty damn funny and I can't wait to see him live!
I have included the stages of my process in coming up with the spot illustration of the design. The joke is mostly in the personalities and styles of these two comedians. As far as the design of their character types goes, it really could have went in any direction...they both have a multitude of facial expressions that really are a character designer's dream.
Besides working with another artist and having tons of great photos of expressions and gestures to choose from, I think their sense of humor was what made this a great project to work on, and a great end product as well.
Anyway...if you happen to read this post, be sure and stop out to the show, it should be a great night for all!
Here are some samples of doodle sheets that I frequently do before I start any drawing...it is a chance to warm up before a study session, leading to a finishing session. I am still trying to bring the control of my rendering up to par with those illustrators that I really look up to. I feel pretty good about the control I have when it comes to pen renderings, but I still feel a bit clumsy when it comes to charcoal.
The bottom sheet are studies of other artists, with exception to the top figure 2nd to the right; that is a photo reference from some art pose book or something. These are all my attempt to try and learn something from truly talented figurative and classical artists.
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