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Caesar
10-06-2015, 11:15 PM
Well, as ashamed as I may be, considering the presence of a true professional mate and artist we are pleased to have and is sharing his artworks with us on the same subject, I proceeded quickly and without any established technique and process, to paint a mildy distorted caricature of Khal Drogo.
It's far for a very precise and refined work, but I hope You may like it since it took a couple of hours or somethinh more and with my ordinary pedantry and patience levels (quite low indeed) it's quite an achievement. :o;)

eighty+
10-06-2015, 11:31 PM
Hail O Caesar O Mighty One Yus mate I like so Yoann has stirred you as well from your Corsecen slumber ;);):D:D:D:D CIAO STATTE BBUONO Si...Si IVAYA CON DIOS

YoannLori
10-07-2015, 03:18 AM
Hey, really Nice one Caesar ... and really fast too ! The character is recognizable right away. Great job ! ;)
I still don't know if I should work on Drogo. There are so many characters in this show and I don't want to spend too many time on it. Maybe 3 or 4 more and I'll be done.

Can't wait to see what you'll come up next ! :)

Caesar
10-07-2015, 03:46 AM
Well I rather get stirred by nice ladies usually, dear ATPloos, but Yoann's works gallery is so extraordinary that it drew me in by my hair, as we idiomatically use to say in Italian. Thank You and go on having fun!

Dear Yoann, I'm quite far from a good technique and process, let it a comprehensive likeness, but I could possibly do much better as for accuracy and finishing quality if I were more disciplined and able to use a sensibly larger sheet size and screen and perhaps spend some money for a far better tablet, but I'm not a professional and it would be silly to invest too much and maybe get still frustrated by the outcome at the end of the day.
I selected this character because You didn't so far, probably his early departure from life did not help, and, evidently, it wasn't that hard to hit close enough. It was fun to try after all. I'm honored and ashamed by Your kind visit. Thank You!

joey_matthews
10-07-2015, 06:06 AM
This is amazing Caesar!

I'm a big fan of 'Game of Thrones', like many and I have watched all up to the last season - I was actually slow to watch the one where John Snow died and I wasn't expecting to see a character who featured heavily in the first season.

I wished I could say something 'artistic', yet the stunning imagery is silencing me.

RedSaucers
10-07-2015, 07:06 AM
A very striking piece, you have expertly captured his brooding ferocity!

BushcraftOnFire
10-07-2015, 11:53 AM
Nice one Caesar! I like it very much..

Caesar
10-07-2015, 09:44 PM
Dear Matt, Game of Thrones (In Italian Il Trono di Spade, i.e. The Throne of Swords) was originally bradcasted on a pay-tv so I used to see it on streaming later on either in Italian or in English (with some more difficulty in some cases), but after I read the relevant translated books, so I know enough about that series only up to a certain point (and before John Snow death anyway). I must say that I appreciated reading and looking at it. It's certainly not really a tale for kids, since it's quite bloody and often creepy (not unusual in this age), but well built and presented anyway. The only problem is perhaps that You have to follow quite a lot of different stories and a crowd of important characters and, above all, that there's a merciless waste of important characters all over the series and introduction of new ones continuously. I like it and may find it interesting, but I guess a lot of people may find it hard to follow or rejoin occasionally. This guy I painted as a mild caricature, with the heavy eyeliner make-up and aspect, reminded me of what I used to see on TV on an Italian adventure cult book series by Emilio Salgari (he invented several characters and stories) which generations of Italians read: Sandokan, the Malaysian Tiger, with the Indian actor Kabir Bedi as the protagonist. The difference was that he had naturally wonderfully dark outlined green eyes and he wall tall and well built without any recourse to body building and other inflating tricks. A most successful TV series and a superstar among the ladies then. Thank You!

Thank You, dear RedSaucer! A quite impressionistic approach and finishing, but I'm reaonably satisfied of this attempt as for likeness and expressivity. Lot to improve in this genre, but not the worst re-start after all.

Glad You like it dear BOF! If YoannLori ever find time to issue a videotutorial or even a tutorial booklet, as You requested, I'd be ready to rush to Amazon site and pay for getting it. LOL;):o

D Akey
10-07-2015, 11:18 PM
He has a look about him. . . he'd be a formidable opponent. The style you came up with is sort of a hybrid between your character style, a little bit of Mad Magazine's Mort Drucker and Yoann's. It's a rather cool blend into your own. Very credible and distinct. Like Picasso is said to have said, "Good artists copy. Great artists steal." (paraphrasing) And by steal I think he meant they take the sense of art in the world yet make it their own. I think you have succeeded in that. :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

Caesar
10-08-2015, 12:14 AM
He has a look about him. . . he'd be a formidable opponent. The style you came up with is sort of a hybrid between your character style, a little bit of Mad Magazine's Mort Drucker and Yoann's. It's a rather cool blend into your own. Very credible and distinct. Like Picasso is said to have said, "Good artists copy. Great artists steal." (paraphrasing) And by steal I think he meant they take the sense of art in the world yet make it their own. I think you have succeeded in that. :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::):):):):):cool::coo l::cool::cool::cool:

Dear DAkey, citing a touch of the famed Mort Drucker and a pinch of Yoann as ingredients in my recipe is a particularly flattering sacrilege indeed, so I would thank You enthusiastically. Now I have to pay attention not to be spotted by neither Drogo possibly offended by my portrait nor the police willing to chardge me with style theft following a denunciation by Picasso ... ;):o:DLOL Anyway I'm rather supposed to be a negligent pupil of Tom Richmond, considering the only tutorial book on caricatures I have is by him!;)

D Akey
10-08-2015, 01:37 AM
Dear DAkey, citing a touch of the famed Mort Drucker and a pinch of Yoann as ingredients in my recipe is a particularly flattering sacrilege indeed, so I would thank You enthusiastically. Now I have to pay attention not to be spotted by neither Drogo possibly offended by my portrait nor the police willing to chardge me with style theft following a denunciation by Picasso ... ;):o:DLOL Anyway I'm rather supposed to be a negligent pupil of Tom Richmond, considering the only tutorial book on caricatures I have is by him!;)

Ha. I have that book by Tom Richmond. His book is very clear and very useful, coming down that same line as the elder MAD artists. I'm presently studying it as well, since I was never a cartoonist per say. But I have done a few humorous drawings, my visual humor was more situational rather than getting people's likenesses as the primary focus. But admiration for what you guys have been doing has gotten me curious about the steps one takes to do a caricature. So I bought Tom Redmond's book and have been dabbling with how one constructs a head, inspired in no small measure by Yoann and the fun you guys are having.

I started by wanting to do a caricature of my parents, honestly inspired by the fun I've been having looking at your guy's stuff. So far, my distortions have been sort of successful, but I do fear my folks might take the exaggeration as mockery rather than a light tribute. And like I said in a previous post, I don't want to make them feel bad. Just the opposite. So I may just play to my strengths and do a straight portrait. Meanwhile, it's really fun to distort. Sort of surprises me when I tweak this and that, not knowing whether it will look good or bad. It becomes something of a game. . . whether a game of thrones or not.

Anyway, well done Caesar! Yoann fever is catching on in the forums. And that's something Mr Ploos' flu shot won't prevent, thankfully.

Caesar
10-08-2015, 02:04 AM
Ha. I have that book by Tom Richmond. His book is very clear and very useful, coming down that same line as the elder MAD artists. I'm presently studying it as well, since I was never a cartoonist per say. But I have done a few humorous drawings, my visual humor was more situational rather than getting people's likenesses as the primary focus. But admiration for what you guys have been doing has gotten me curious about the steps one takes to do a caricature. So I bought Tom Redmond's book and have been dabbling with how one constructs a head, inspired in no small measure by Yoann and the fun you guys are having.

I started by wanting to do a caricature of my parents, honestly inspired by the fun I've been having looking at your guy's stuff. So far, my distortions have been sort of successful, but I do fear my folks might take the exaggeration as mockery rather than a light tribute. And like I said in a previous post, I don't want to make them feel bad. Just the opposite. So I may just play to my strengths and do a straight portrait. Meanwhile, it's really fun to distort. Sort of surprises me when I tweak this and that, not knowing whether it will look good or bad. It becomes something of a game. . . whether a game of thrones or not.

Anyway, well done Caesar! Yoann fever is catching on in the forums. And that's something Mr Ploos' flu shot won't prevent, thankfully.

Dear DAkey, now I can connect what You already said about making Your parents caricatures and what a scoop! > You're still active and there's at least one field of visual art You didn't try or explore in depth so far! Even more, You are diligently excercising! Unbelievable for what we all see as the guru and living totem in here! LOL:o;) To be serious though, You now really put the flea in my ear, i.e. literal translation of our way to idiomatically say that You raised my curiosity or alert for something I feel I have to check. Let's suppose You post here a bunch of Your recent caricatures (one or more) and that we cannot guess who they may ever be, so we can just enjoy Your distortions and likely likeness ... will this be a good enough veil to let us have fun with You marvels? :confused::rolleyes:;)
As an anticipation to You, I would add that may probably use caricature lessons for the traditional forthcoming Halloween card. I've got a vague idea thereabout.
Finally, concerning our dearest Ploos, I would affirm that flu or any other disease won't prevent his feverish artworking, not even a silver bullet might, I think, fortunately. :o;)LOL

D Akey
10-08-2015, 10:44 AM
Haha. If I get it to that point with them of wanting to make a debut after such a long time here in the forums merely writing, I'll consider it. Right now my drawings are real chop shop Frankenstein jobs, with more of a focus on capturing qualities more than a finish that I would show anybody other than my cats who are judgmental enough for anybody :rolleyes:.

But if I get into it long enough for it to look right, I may well do. Right now I have a nice Cintiq that I splurged on, which believe it or not I'm finding awkward using a stylus right on the screen. What is more, believe it or not, I'm fumbling with learning Artrage to where I don't have to think about the program and can get caught up in the painting process. So perhaps in time. I must confess, your invitation holds some appeal and is something to shoot for.

I think the first thing is to try it using a model other than my parents. I think I'm too self-conscious about anticipating their reaction and not freeing myself from the results so much. I've never been able to do portraits of people I care about. The feelings are like the ELEPHANT in the small room. It's really hard to get around it.

Caesar
10-08-2015, 07:53 PM
Good news then! :eek::cool::D We'll possibly soon be able to appreciate Your wit also visually and You seem enthusiastic like a kid to make it and to show this latest ability You acquired. Looking forward this precious event! Thank You in advance for sharing in case.;):o:D

JOSEPHINE.EARP
10-09-2015, 03:26 AM
Wow Caesar, this is some guy. I must confess that I hove not watched Game of Thrones, but this guy looks brilliant although I would not like to meet him as he also scares me. Best wishes Jo.

Caesar
10-09-2015, 03:54 AM
Thank You, dear Jo! He's not such a bad boy, after all, if You like to be rudely mistreated a little bit each now and then .... :oLOL:D