June 24, 2007

Illustration Friday: Camouflage



This is a caricature of my good friend Daniel Barkley drawn from a photo that I took while we were stationed together in Quantico, Virginia.

8 comments:

MVillos said...

Thanks for visiting...

Great line work. Reminiscent of Jack Unruh. Nice use of color...

Ammon said...

I admit it, Mr. Unruh is an artist that I do look up to. Actually, I look up to most artists but he is on my list of people to watch more closely.

Brine Blank said...

Solid piece and really nice job on the weapon! Sometimes the detail work while using black ends up closing in the details on me. How long were you in the service for and what was your MOS? (To answer the rhino question...it was 'segmented' naturally and I knew I was going to be working in 'plates' so it was a natural fit...)

Ammon said...

I was in for 4 years (right out of high school). My primary MOS was 0311 (rifleman).

I like rhinos. I think I started liking them whenever I first saw Durer's rhino and suddenly they went from "ehhh" to awesome. I think that it was a good choice.

The rifle did almost get away from me. I usually use diluted ink for anything that is black or gray, like the rifle, but I used gauche this time. I have never used it before and I thought it would behave like watercolor but it did not. I am glad it dried a lot lighter that it was first on there.

studio lolo said...

Excellent likeness Ammon! I'll bet your friend would be tickled to have this.

Ammon said...

Thank you all for your comments!

Janice said...

Great job on this ammon... love the balance of the piece and the colours. The likeness is great!

Emila Yusof said...

Great drawing!