Celebrity Sunday - Jack Nicholson

On a forth quite winter morning (Sunday, 1st, March), I wanted to extend the series of celebrity portaits. This was after a very successful thre previous attempts; with Will Smith (you can see the project; here!), Woody Allen (you can see the project; here!) and Julianne Moore (you can see the project; here!) and I wanted to experient a little more. As a treat I wanted to do a classic star who really had character, so i chose Jack. The fact was I had rendered the pencil sketch some days before, as I now have a list of celebrities and when I get a free moment I doodle out ideas.
 
This is my fourth ever attempt at doing a caricature of anyone!
 
I was quite happy with the result, so a new one every Sunday; call it Celebrity Sunday. The next in the queue is Benedict Cumberbatch. So more to come.
 
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Tools: Photoshop and Wacom Intuos
Sketch time: 4 hours
Render Time: 8 hours
Layers: 10
prints available from:
http://bit.ly/1m07lyD - Society6
http://bit.ly/1McjntZ - Displate
http://bit.ly/1m07pOQ - Fine Art America
http://bit.ly/1NYM165 - Juniqe
http://bit.ly/1P2uxpU - Curioos
http://rdbl.co/1TKqxLB - Redbubble
As you can see from the final (above) I changed the direction of the head quite a lot from the rough. however, it was useful for a guide. It was the first time that I went away from the initial drawing, but i felt that the jaw was too big and the head too small. His mouth wasn't as good as it could have been, and the neck was too thinck for a cartoon image of the man.
As soon as I had the eyes corect I knew the rest would work out great.
Had some issues with the hair. His hair is very wild, but at the same time thin. As I try and use the same brush regardless, it was hard to get an exacting look and feel. Seven times I tried.
This is a very close detail to show the roughness of the brush I use. It is infact a hair brush, but I felt with repeated painting it gave the feel of a oil paint texture. So basically layer up the colours using this as the only brush I have on my palette.
Celebrity Sunday - Jack Nicholson
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Celebrity Sunday - Jack Nicholson

A quick caricature of celebrity, Jack Nicholson
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