Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More caricatures

The lovely, soulful, and serene, Ms. Petrona

Rosario Dawson and Rosie Perez

Ryan Sohmer and Lar deSouza, creators of "Least I Could Do"

Remember, you can always click here to see the lot of them.

Let me know if I can do one, or twenty, for you.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Photo Editing

One of my favourite things to do is to edit photos. Oh, sure, I like to shoot them too, but editing can be a lot of fun.

The composite image above is built of eight separate photos. The background, middle ground, and foreground are three separate elements. In the image below there are two additional photos used. The missionary's head and body are two separate people (and sort of unconvincing as well as making the shot too busy, so he's removed). The 'cabinet card' frame is one of the eight photos... and that was edited to remove the studio's logo and address. A matching typeface and vastly different geographic location was used. The lettering is also not of uniform colour (ink fades as do photos) and is very slightly embossed to appear stamped or printed.

The female model's figure, face, and clothing have been changed, as has the angle of her head (to accommodate the new face). That wasn't all that easy, but I enjoy a challenge. The price tag has been removed from the spear. Nothing has been done to the male figure other than lightening the shadows.

Click the photo for a larger view.

The photos were deliberately shot in the light and shade of trees so the figures would better match a jungle background. When you plan your composite photos in advance like this, you can get some pretty awesome results.

This was originally done as a study for a painting, but I'm not that good a painter. Though I do know I'm a hell of a photographer and photo editor.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"It's totally Ron Pearlman."

I did this up and the first person to see it guessed who it was supposed to be. I guess I ain't half bad at this caricature stuff.

I thought people would guess Tom Waits, but they look a lot alike in real life anyway.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My T-shirt designs

These were done back in my Graphic Designer days. Man, I did that for about 12 years, eight at the same company. I was particularly proud of this set as I saw and knew many people who bought the t-shirts. None of them knew 'til later that I was the artist behind the designs. I met a lovely lady recently who told me she'd collected many of them, maybe even all of them.

This next one was actually rejected, but I like it just the same:

These last two are my last two produced T-shirt designs, the last one being my favourite ever.
Pardon the poor photos, I didn't take the shots.

There's all kinds of cool stuff hidden in this one; things like a Maori warrior and a snake skeleton and lots of other weirdness.

Apparently, these are still popular. I haven't been working there in a long time and they're still selling these designs.

If you want one, go to and tell 'em "Mr. Sable" sent ya.