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Another Soft Caricature by MelissaReneePohl Another Soft Caricature by MelissaReneePohl
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.

Any guesses?

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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vectorforlife2010 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
And.... no Mesh tool were used! How did you get this level by only using blends and gradients? |O.o|"
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chameleonkirsty Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bloody hell, I wouldn't even know where to begin in Illustrator to do digital paintings D;
It almost appears the same as 3D software, so good.
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PanicatsPhantasie Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is done entirely in Illustrator?! Wow?! This looks like a lot of work... I thought it was a mix between Photoshop and Illustrator, because of the skin texture... did you create some pattern or something? Anyways - great!
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MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
thanks, yeah this was created entirely in illustrator. took about 20 hrs to do. I actually wish I was good at painting in photoshop, because I know people can do that much faster, but for now I will have to stick to vectors because I suck at digital painting! :)
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PanicatsPhantasie Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Well, it doesn't matter what you use to produce something like this. Vectors are also much better if it comes to print. Stick to illustrator, it is pretty cool beeing able to handle it! :)
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MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Thanks! :)
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floydworx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Jeez, this is fantastic... All in Illustrator.. :O
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:iconmelissareneepohl:
MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
yeah, it's all in illustrator. Glad you like it. I love your stuff too! :)
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floydworx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Oh, it's an honor, thanks :]
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:iconazmyst:
Azmyst Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's vector? Wow! :jawdrop:
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:iconmelissareneepohl:
MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
yep, it is. Thanks! :)
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girlmodela Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Kim Kardashian. lol nice!
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MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Thanks so much. glad you could recognise it! :)
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komink Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Great work. Beautiful :))
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MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Thanks :)
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nicoletaionescu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Wonderful!!!!!
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:iconmelissareneepohl:
MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Thanks so much! :)
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nicoletaionescu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
;)
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FalseBogus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kim for sure, no doubt :woohoo: great job
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MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thanks. Glad you can tell who it is. :)
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:iconpetersimon:
petersimon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010   Digital Artist
kim kardashian, obviously:)
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:iconmelissareneepohl:
MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
thanks! Happy to see you recognised her! :)
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:iconpetersimon:
petersimon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010   Digital Artist
at first glance, i didn't even realize it was a caricature, so you did a very good job capturing her features:)
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BillMcKay Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
WOW! That is crazy cool!
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MelissaReneePohl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Thanks!
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