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Poor Mr. Hoover. At least he built a damn to help the unemployed. He's looking very sheepish here – or rather, like a snail retreating into it's protective shell. Not an easy carickature to pull off, or out, er, I mean in. I like that you push the boundaries, yet your subjects remain recognizable. Keep 'em coming!Who are the subjects in your thumbnails?
It looks as if he trying to escape into obscurity but that he can't quite disappear. I love the way his coat seems to be swallowing him up. It is a difficult thing to pull off, sinking vs rising and I think that I understand why you rejected your first drawing
Yeah, usually you can use the expectation of gravity's direction to help differentiate sinking from rising, but in the first sketch there was no sense of movement at all... ~~it just looked like he was too small for his clothes. There needed to be a contrasting push against his sinking head, and the large collar just make him look like a Herb-in-the-Box.The final composition uses the shoulders as foil for the head~drop and I think it works, finally, but it sure took a long time to get Mr. Hoover and his head in sync....
B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l ! (and clever) Merry Christmas to you, Richard !!!