Thursday, February 16, 2012

Insanely Fantastic :D

Today I received a marvelous news: My Louis Armstrong caricature has been awarded the CG Choice Award and is now being displayed on the Choice Gallery at CGTalk. This is absolutely fantastic and surreal for me. I pursuit this prize some time now and I feel like a great achievement.

A couple days ago my work was plugged on CGtalk front page and this already was awesome. When I've posted the caricature on CGTalk, I was hopping being well received. I was very confident with this work, but everything that happened since then is completely beyond my expectations. I had the unique opportunity to talk with great artists like Victorior, Felideus, Denis Zilber, Joerg Warda, Yoann LORI, Tiago Hoisel, Pedro Conti, Lucas Leibholz, Gustavo Groppo, Andrew Hickinbottom and so many others fav artists. I was very happy seing my work with some highlights inside CG portfolio page and suddenly I receive an email saying about the CG Choice award.

I have to say thank you to my dear brother Raphael, who always look to my drawings and say mood up comments and to my dear wife Renata, who is very patient and support me to accomplish my tries. I have to say thank you specially to Victorior, who always encourage a lot of artists around the cg communities, including me.

I know, I know... this is being a little ridiculous, looks like an actor receiving an oscar... who cares, its fantastic! :D

Monday, February 6, 2012

Dita Von Teese caricature

In this caricature I think that I had a little different approach than usual. I was concerned with push the caricature further, but one of the main characteristics of Dita is her sensuality and I wouldn't loose this with too much deformation. Anyway, this still a caricature and need to be funny :)

I've tried to bring some retro feeling to the visual composition, she has this kind of pinup visual. Painting this job was definitely really enjoyable and quite fast. I took a couple of days to compose this piece.

Fortunately, Dita caricature was chosen as the week challenge winner at Bookface caricatures artists website. Besides that, this caricature was featured in CGArena website.

I hope u enjoyed!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Jason Kidd caricature :D

Recently I came back to do caricatures. This is a very enjoyable activity, specially when we do just for fun, training painting skills and enjoying try to bring some creative solutions for a nice distortion without to loose the likeness.
In a weekly contest called Caricaturama Showdown 3000, I participated of the Jason Kidd caricature challenge. Fortunately I had some special results with this piece. That week my work was chosen among a lot of great entries to be the winner. Later I posted this piece in several social art network websites. Happily my caricature was selected to be part of the issue 74 of 2DArtist Magazine. Besides that Jason Kidd caricature was featured in CGArena website.

I'm very happy with all nice things that happened with this piece. This really cheer me up and bring me more and more fun to do this kind of work :)