Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Friday, July 10, 2009

DAMN YANKEES (...throes of) part 3














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Dimaggio, at once easy and difficult to caricature; his twists and facial pulls an amusement park of features, can be difficult align correctly to make the image truly feel like him and not be simply an approximation of a Paul Simon lyric. I had to do a straight on 3/4 view study to understand what his head form was about, so I could then manipulate it into the angle and position necessary for the composition. That's quite a nose, Joe, no wonder Marilyn was smitten...














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Above is the most plausible positioning for Joe, I tried a myriad of twists and turns on his face (see some below) but it was competing too much with his recognisability. Dimaggio had a unique twisting of his body at the end of a full swing, and I was trying to incorporate that into his head... to no avail. All that pain and no gain. This is more about staging, and less about his visage at this point.













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Above, Jackson's best positioning to date.











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Above and below are earlier studies of the overall composition. Angle is adjusted, and Lee's prominence is being established. The horse may need to become more of a prop, and less of a character as he's a bit distracting... Look at them teeth! Too many sugar cubes, not enough carrots. Also, the size constraints don't allow for much horse-play.

2 comments:

  1. I really enjoying the drawings and process!

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  2. Thanks, I really enjoying doing them.

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