What Makes Elvis Presley Caricaturable? The Answer Is In The Details...a chinnier version yet...
This version of Elvis, well, stops looking
much like Elvis to me but I sure had a blast pushing the hair, the lips and
the chin to ever more ridiculous proportions. What I really like about this
picture though is the shadowing above the right eye (that's the eye on
the left side of the drawing). To me it just jumps right off the page. The
other thing I like is the lines in the cross hatching: they're just
smoother than they are in the other pictures. How to do that? Just kind of
flick your hand as you draw each hatch. As the pencil leaves the paper
your hand is still in motion leaving a straighter, fading line. It makes
for a very nice graded appearance.
Again the ear and the hair are pretty
unfinished. I invite you to paint in black hair (in Photoshop or with the
draw program that comes packaged with Windows - just make sure you leave
in lots of white highlights).
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