Wednesday, October 6, 2010


There are articles that would take me a liltle bit longer to imagine how to illustrate it. On this one, it was even harder when the article was in Arabic and the google translation is not really perfect. But after reading the long article about 3x, someting finally popped up.

A pen and ink drawing of a "mayor supposedly sitting on a chair showing power and eminence. I did not like how this turned out so i had to juxtapose it with vector and photo images.

 When the print came out, i was proud of how it looked.

Lucho González

This is NOT a tutorial, just showing how i worked on this caricature from scracth to the finished print. :)

Here is my working image, although this is not really from scracth but as you can see i have just started filling the whole shape of the caricature.
Working with Adobe Photoshop CS3 and that's the Argentine footballer Lucho González over there with a huge smile!

Just when the rendering on the face is almost done, Lucho is becoming more like Lionel Messi! :o

This part, i am working on the uniform and finishing up his hair.

Here i am working on the background with textures and toying with my brushes. The last part is placing my ever famous signature. I still forget to put my template signature sometimes. hehe

Comparing the image with the background agains the original image.

And here is the full designer's page for sports section of Al Shabiba.

Jordan Divorce

This is a fun illustration for an article about divorce in an Arab country. The article says that these days, women are the ones asking for divorce (in Jordan), leaving men sighing in relief. The Arabs may be conservative, but at least they allow divorce in these countries.

This was actually inspired by another illustration i saw months back which was also about divorce. Only in that the artist illustrated women coming out from the houses window. I thought it was really witty! Im still trying to remember the illustrator of that.

What i did for mine is a simple family portrait with the wife trying to escape from it. Nuf said.

A 2 column by 3 module sized illustration. It looks a bit cute in the page. hehe

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