Thursday, January 05, 2006
In another attempt to expand my comfort with Illustrator, I wanted to mimic a more graphic, stylized style of caricature I had seen in various magazines. My goal was to start with a fairly realistic drawing, scan it, bring it into Illustrator, then boil the image down to where it was just a series of flat color shapes, almost abstract. I had been working on a page for a website devoted to TV and movie sidekicks, hence the subject matter.
While I like the following bunch of images, I don't feel I abstracted them as much as I was hoping. First up: Mr. Spock - originally done on a cocktail napkin for a friend after too much vodka - with more trusty second bananas to follow.