A while back I made a small series of 4 portraits, featuring very wrinkly old men. The series was done as a quick experiment in line that originally started in my sketch book. They seem to be one of the more popular series I have done. So I just wanted to quickly talk about how and why I did them in the first place.
|First One I made and still my favorite one|
After I made the first one I thought I'd made a very cool style and decided make a few more, and defining the characteristics of of the series. The elements that I kept was bold style and abundance of line work. The lips, all have a similar look as well as the ears. The shoulders are always trailed off with energetic quick brush strokes, and most importantly their gem like eyes.
|the second done, that brought over all the elements mentioned above|
I really think the eyes, more than anything, became the main trademark of these portraits. Eyes are very important in cartooning, they have a way of connecting characters together much more then any other human feature, their eyes are certainly unique in that. They have these cold soulless nature to them, a blank stair with no emotion that sets the mood for each one of them.
|Third in the series and what seems to me most others favorite|
The color work was another big part of these pieces once it was brought over to finish. There where a couple other versions before I decided that minimal was best and kept the pallets for the original four Grumpy Old men to two colors apiece.
|The Final Grumpy Old man isn't so grumpy|
The reason I bring these old works up at all is that I will soon be showing and talking about a new set of Grumpy Old men series that I have finished resently. So stay tuned for more "true believers"
Until next time !
To Be Continued !
Edited my : Mia Rose Cammisa