The German Comedian, Yves Macak, client who has commissioned me on two other projects, came back to request another caricature illustration. this time the scenario was a little different. Yves had a sidekick manikin ventriloquist dummy in the scene as well. The idea was to try and replicate them in the same pose, as much as possible.
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 replica dummy of himself in the same outfit. It was important that the green screen was placed behind the figure when rendered. 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.
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.