Comic Values

Sure caused a laugh!

Getting the right image is a serious matter.

Commissions pop up out of nowhere, as I have many social media channels it would be no surprise to know that I can get many requests. One such request appeared in my Facebook Page inbox late last year. As I was busy on the projects, I requested I paused the piece till after the New Year. This is the process of that project. A caricature designed to be used a a recurring asset for a German Comedian in his poster and video works.


The outline of the brief, set by Yves Macak, was simple, to create a caricature illustration based on a given photograph. The supplied photograph showed Yves with a banana on his head and leaning over a green screen. It was important that the edge of the green screen remained straight and under the armpit area. This was so that the asset could be used in print outputs as well as composited in video assets.


The concept was basic, as it was based on the given photograph. As primary sketch was created using the photograph. This tends to be done on paper using my trusted 3B pencil, using the screen as a reference.

The sketch was sent to the client and necessary adjustments were made, based on the client feedback. The image below shows the evolution the sketch went through from start to finish.

Once the sketch had been successfully accepted by the client it was scanned into Photoshop and the rendering stage took part. The green screen element was added even though the caricature could have been delivered with a PNG transparent background. The rendering went fine as the client delivered a professional studio photo that was perfect for sampling.


Client: Yves Macak
Illustration Tool: Photoshop CC 2019
File size: 1.26Gbs/3.10Gbs (open)
Layers: 13 uncompressed
Dimensions: 19688 x 25708px/1200dpi
Hours (Preparitory): 3.5 hrs
Digital rendering: 32 hrs

Original Sketch
Final Render

As part of my typical rendering process I have made a time-lapse rendering process video. You can see it by simply clicking the Subscribe button and join my YouTube channel. I would appreciate the follows, as in the near future I will be doing new tutorials as well as uploading many time-lapse pieces of my works.

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