Thursday, March 08, 2007

Caricature Illustration - Coach's Corner

Well, here's a rarity...something finished! This is a gift for CBC's Hockey Night In Canada. I've practically grown up watching this program. If you are Canadian, and you like Hockey, you know about the dynamics between these two guys. Anyway, the first image is the final, and the second image is examples of some of the photo reference I used, as well as a few preliminary sketches I did for likeness.
This is probably the highest degree of 'finish' I've ever put into a painting. It was weird, actually zooming in to 100% and noodling little things out. It's not quite what I'm comfortable with.
It looks as though this might actually receive some airtime on the show! Here's hoping.


Blogger adrian said...

That is awesome for you Marco! The likenesses are great...Don Cherry is such a Blowhard and you totally captured it! Hope to see it on air!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Very cool Marco . . . how long did you work on this? Looks nice man! I like the composition and especially like the painting of the smaller guy in the background . . . the colors in his face are great!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Fantastic stuff Marco! Really fun picture! The text in the sign is particulary impressive too! You know you have to do more like this now!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Anders said...

Hey Marco, it's been a while since i've posted a comment here, feel sorry for that...
great caricatures! I dunno who the guys are (I'll check for them on youtube right now ^^) but after the picture you show, you've got them well!

3:35 PM  
Blogger Dillon said...

Haha!! This one is so good. Love the pencils alot. Inspiring!!

8:00 PM  
Blogger bog_art said...

Congratulations!!.. you are another big guy of the caricature world.. it is impressive..

8:09 AM  
Blogger JC said...

great painting...nice to see another hockey fan amongst us artists! (theyr'e hard to come by out here)'re a leaf fan i presume??

1:02 PM  
Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

hey man. great stuff. caricatured is so difficult. you got em' though. good to see your blog again.

5:49 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Marco this is fantastic! Your colors are so vibrant and the characters are really lively. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you as this deserves attention(they would be lucky to use it:)

9:58 AM  
Blogger FerdinandKreozot said...

Super nice work.
I had heaps of fun visiting.



10:20 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys!
I have to give a special shout out to Jason Seiler though. He gets such a nice level of finish on his work, and maintains the life. I feel like my image is a poor-man's rendition of something he'd do. I looked at his work a lot while working on this.
JC - yup, I'm a leaf fan. Although I'll be the first to admit that they're by no means anything to write home about. But they DID beat Ottawa last night! That was pretty sweet.

2:38 PM  
Blogger caricaturas said...

Thkx Marco, hey any good news about the show? Just love the expression of your new avatar man. As for streching live its a practice thing i guess, you have the skills!

5:03 PM  
Blogger skanes said...

nice work, man. you caricatured their personalities really well...

keep 'em comin'...

11:49 AM  
Blogger Nathan Lindsay said...

ooo, marco this turned out really nice. the problem with raising your own bar is now we expect it :)

11:49 AM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

VERY NICE!!! Looks really good man! Way to go!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

This is brilliant!! You totally capture the personalities!!

11:55 PM  
Blogger Mark Montague said...

Great picture Marco, and awesome caricatures.

I liked the level of finish on the painting.

You have a real gift there. Are you going to do more caricatures?

Who are your favourite caricaturists?

6:45 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks everyone for commenting!
Mark - well, I've got a whole ton of inspirations when it comes to caricature. I'll name a few that come to mind.

Sebastien Kruger - undisputed king
Jan Opdebeeck - great exaggeration
Jason Seiler - amazing painter
Court Jones - all-round skills
Joe Bluhm - excellent live work
Wouter Tulp - great illustrator
Grigor Eftimov - extreme stuff

There are more...many more. But those guys should be relatively easy to find just on google. Some are in my links. Thanks again!

11:36 PM  
Blogger aldo said...

Some really great work .

Thankyou for your comments too.


9:20 AM  

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