I had too many varied caricature sketches of Cowboy Mouth’s Fred LeBlanc not to do another finished caricature. I think this one is totally different in style from the first one. I wanted to keep the painting style loose and rough to match the extreme exaggeration of the caricature.
It’s Jazz Fest in New Orleans and what better way to recognize it than with a caricature of a guy from my favorite New Orleans’ band Cowboy Mouth, Mr. Fred LeBlanc. I did several sketches of Fred in preparation for this caricature so I may eventually post another caricature in a totally different style. In the meantime you can enjoy this one and celebrate the fact that it’s great to be alive! Are you with me??
This caricature was kind of an exercise in technique. After completing it I realized that this caricature could have been even more effective if I hadn’t included a nose or mouth. Maybe next time.
This is my first attempt at creating a caricature using nothing but Adobe Photoshop filters and features. Although I prefer the traditional way of exaggerating and distorting by hand-drawn methods, this is the direction caricature illustration seems to be going. While I can see myself exploring this method in much more depth, I think my use for it will probably be as a foundation or reference for the beginning caricature drawing or painting.