I haven't been on here in quite a while, so I didn't get a chance to post this portrait, which I did a few months ago until now. It's mostly finished, but could still use a bit of work on the hair/nose/lips I think.
Anyway, this is the second in my series of soft caricatures of celebrities. Still working on improving my skills as far as balancing getting a likeness and caricaturing the person well though. I hope that at the very least that some people will know who this is supposed to be.
Software Used: Adobe Illustrator CS5
Tools Used: Pen tool, basic shapes (elipse mostly), basic gradients, blends (just a few), and brushes.
Techniques Used: This illustration was created almost entirely by using simple transparent gradients (fades). Most are radial gradients. This technique was used throughout the image including the clouds. Brushes were used to create the shine on the hair, however, these brush strokes were later expanded and filled with transparent gradients.
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