Friday, June 02, 2006

Illustration Friday - Portrait


I'm a big believer in getting good reference for my illustrations. The best kind of model reference is usually myself because I'm free and available at any point in time, especailly at 2 AM. Instead of just showing a self portrait for Illustration Friday's Portrait entry, I'd like to show you some instances where I have used myself as reference material for my illustrations over the years. I have had the pleasure of becoming Joseph from the Bible, Prodigal Son, policeman, Army soldier, trucker, black guy, IT Guy, and lots of business corporate types. Also included is my self-portrait from 1996, and old logo, and a photo of me with longish hair. Click the picture to see a larger image of it with clickable links to the whole illustration.

4 comments:

Paula said...

Quite an interesting series. Clearly you are talented and to use onself as a model is perfect.

Wnated to add how much I liked your Cake illustration, too.

Alina Chau said...

awesome collection of works!

Lu*** said...

your paintings enchant to me. Very interesting!

troglodyte mignon said...

great series, smooth colors!