Tuesday, April 21, 2009

#206 Exaggerated Features
I can finally reveal the cover I did for the winter 2009 Exaggerated Features Quarterly caricaturist magazine put out by the International Society of Caricature Artists.
The theme of this piece was "a day at work drawing caricatures in a theme park."

This is what I turned into the A.D.

....And below is how the cover appeared after printing, The only change the Art director (the wonderful and classy Debbo Burmeister) made was the font and punctuation in the word balloon.

For this piece I got out of my comfort zone and used a acrylic wash technique mixed with brush pens for the line work. I wanted to produce a piece that was layered, loose and lively with a watercolor feel. I was a little nervous turning this in because I know many of the members of the ISCA are big fans of the superclean tight digitally rendered look, but now that I see it in print I'm pretty happy with the final product . I just wanted to do something a little different and I hope I accomplished that.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think:)

19 comments:

chris chUa! said...

looks awesome, man! love the grittiness feel of it.

bert5693 said...

looks phenomenal! cant wait to get my copy

Kristen McCabe said...

Niiiiiiiiiiiice! and the colors are really swell. Seriously amazing work, Sir Jert.

I love how you painted the eyes on the guy in the eagle hat. What did you paint this on?

Niall O loughlin said...

I love it man, even more so because it looks real,delighted you didn't airbrush the life out of it!

josh said...

looks great, man!!

A.M.Bush said...

harh, looks great. it woulda been funny if you rendered it like an in-park.

Mike Briggs said...

HA! I love the smoking baby. Great Job Jert!

Jim said...

Just received it in the mail yesterday. Awesome job. The technique turned out great.

Brett W. Thompson said...

Wow!! Phenomenal!! :) I love the look of real paint!

Emily Anthony said...

Looks Jerty whatever medium you use! :-)

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

REAL PAINT RULES!!!! DOWN WITH DIGITAL!!!
As soon as I got my magazine, and EARLY this time!!! I bugged out immediately on eht cover. Fantastic crazy cartoon characters that are indicative of your style, and pulsating with that manic craxy energy of yours and also, as always a bit disturbing!!! Love the colors seems like the atmosphere is burning!!!

Randy Delgado said...

its awesome bro.

wish I coulda gotten one.

Nate said...

Nice technieq, great color and awesome cover. Thats cool

Jeffrey W. Meyer said...

Love it man!!! I love to see you pushing yourself man! I love the attention you gave to the little kid with braces and the guy in the hawk trucker hat... good stuff! Keep hitting that canvas son!!! Looks great!

Dominic Philibert said...

Really nice!!

Will Appledorn said...

OMG, That's Perfect! what caricaturist hasn't been there?

the style works really well and gives it so much life.

Sean (53AN) Gardner said...

This as deffinately a fantastic Highlight of this months annual

Amanda, Mandy, Manda, Tomato said...

Totally rad.

Meesimo said...

Great to see you giving heck to your comfort zone. Keep doin it, turned out awesome.