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Billy Idol

Wow! It has been a while since something new came out of me, hasn’t it? Well, here it is, my latest caricature. Billy Idol is currently the next challenge in a facebook caricature group (Caricaturama Showdown 3000!) and I couldn’t pass it up. One reason is because Billy Idol has a nice bit of character and is a fairly unique individual, because I like his music and because he would fit nicely in my “Monsters of Rock” series.

I have also decided that my Caricature series will no longer be limited to 3 subjects. Mainly because I have 3 already for my “Monsters of Rock” series (although all three have not been completed =0P ) and yet Billy Idol still belongs. So, it could be interesting to see what happens without the self imposed limitation!?

The caricature was created in MyPaint using a Wacom Intuos 5 graphic tablet and branded in Photoshop.

Billy Idol by Ryan Nore


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Happy Halloween 2012

Well, this is my Happy Halloween painting… a day late!
=0P

Inspired by Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Halloween special. When I was a kid I looked forward to watching that cartoon every year. It was one of my favorites!

Anyway, I wanted to record the painting process but I had some problems during the process and didn’t feel like starting over. I did manage to record the sketch. It is on YouTube. The sketch and painting were done in MyPaint using a Wacom Intuos 5.


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Bad to the Bone

Here’s my latest “Bad” illustration! This is “Bad to the Bone” another addition to my “Bad” series of children (so far just girls) in cooperation with a monster like being. My working title, all of about 1 hour, was “Just Bad”. Well, obviously that didn’t stick. It was only my working title until I figured out what monster would be behind the little girl. This was drawn and painted in MyPaint and Photoshop using a Wacom Intuos 5 graphic tablet.


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Lost Supper

This is my rendition of the LOST Supper. I had the idea to do such a painting after having finished watching the series again and during my researching and collecting references I discovered ABC Studios had photographed their version of the LOST Supper. So, I wasn’t sure about actually doing it since it had kind of already been done. However, a few friends helped convince me otherwise. I think the chosen characters and their placement makes sense and works well. I tried to keep a lot of the poses the same, or near the same, as in da Vinci’s Last Supper. Since da Vinci’s is in rather bad shape I also referred to Giovanni Rizzoli’s copy of Leonardo’s painting.


Bad Monster

Bad Monster

Almost a month ago I posted a virtual ink on virtual paper drawing / sketch of a little girl scolding a monster for breaking her doll. When I made the post, I mentioned that it was also possible that I would eventually paint it. Well, I finally did, and here is is. I painted it in MyPaint using a Wacom Intuos 5 and signed and branded it in Photoshop.

 

The “Bad Monster” painting, along with the sketch, was featured in issue 92 of Photoshop Creative magazine.


Bad Monster

Bad Monster

This is a digital drawing, virtual ink on virtual paper… if you will, done in MyPaint and Photoshop using a Wacom graphic tablet. It is just one of those things that just flowed from the pen. It is possible it will later become a digital painting, but we’ll see.

The “Bad Monster” painting, along with the sketch, was featured in issue 92 of Photoshop Creative magazine.


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Bono

This caricature of Bono from U2 is one of three for a caricature series entitled “Monsters of Rock”. I made the sketch for this caricature about mid March and just now got around to actually painting it. The caricature itself was painted in MyPaint and the background, shadows, signature and branding was done in Photoshop.


Bjork

Björk

Inadvertently I started two caricature series at the same time. But it was only because a competition came up where the subject just happened to be someone I had already chosen to be part of a future series. That “someone” being Björk. Björk is the first of three subjects for a caricature series entitled “Original Nightingales“.


Ryan Nore

Ryan Nore

 

Thanks to a caricature group that decided the challenge of the week was going to be a self caricature I was provoked into doing this one of myself. It is also the first caricature that I made a video of the creation process and you can view it here as well! Now I use this illustration quite frequently as my avatar on a number of social sites.

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