Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ronaldo

A commissioned from ImagineFX magazine, used to launch their Fantasy Football competition, where the challenge is to reimagine football players as fantastic creatures from myth, horror or sci-fi.
It was quite a challenge for me, as it was done on a tight deadline, and I know practically nothing about football in general and Ronaldo in particular. Luckily, the brief was pretty tight (much like Ronaldo's own)

My initial sketches:

And stages of the painting:

Annoyingly, about a month after finishing the caricature, Vanity Fair featured what would have been a perfect reference as its cover

12 comments:

Enderson Santos said...
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Enderson Santos said...

great job.

Poussinaute said...

Funny job !

Niall O loughlin said...

for someone who doesn't like football, you did a fantastic job.

em... said...

Thank you all.

Paul Moyse said...

Nice work, love the Locke piece!

em... said...

Cheers, Paul.

Toby_K said...

Wow, you got the likeness exactly right, well done:)

em... said...

Thanks, Toby

Francisco Martins said...

Whoa! really nice work man! Love your style!

Cheers from Lisbon!

em... said...

Thank you, Francisco.

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