Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NEW HOME!!

I have a new blog now, I will not be using this one anymore. For new updates, please go here: http://jcardarelli.tumblr.com



Thursday, July 04, 2013

Caricaturing

In the past few months I have doing lots of Caricaturing. I found a great site with tons of images, great for Caricaturing. The link to it is here. This is something that Lauri and I are very interested in doing during our spare time between freelance jobs. Possible gigs or amusement parks.

I have been facscinated with Caricaturing for along time now, there so many talented Caricature artists out there! I created a Pinterest board specifically for Caricaturing gathering all the major talents for inspiration. You can view it here. Below is some of my earlier work to the more recent. More on this topic to be followed up...stay tuned!

Random People from Earthsworld site.
Random People from Earthsworld site.
Pal David Mckenna
Pal Athena Dykman
Pal Elizabeth Farrell
Animator Tara Donovan
Superstar Dionne Brown
Drag Race Contestant Ivy Winters
Actress Jennifer Aniston
More Studies of Jennifer Aniston
Final Image for Fathers Day
Big Brother 15 Contestant David
Big Brother 15 Contestant Jessie
Big Brother 15 Contestant Helen
Big Brother 15 Contestant Aaryn



Saturday, June 08, 2013

Cup O' Doodle Part. 2

Still having a lot of fun with the site Cup O' Doodle. If you haven't checked it out yet, go and see what your missing!

Original Shapes
Final Design



Thursday, June 06, 2013

Toons On Tap - Session 31: Paris Romance

The Animated Process of Our Paris Poster!
Created By: Jeremy Cardarelli

Burlesque performers Bianca Boom Boom and El Toro are teaming up for evening of adorable, quirky, and at times, melodramatic, life drawing poses.

What's the the theme, you ask? Bianca Boom Boom will portray an American office woman away in Paris for an important business deal. She meets a charming French man, played by El Toro, and the two begin a whirlwind romance. 


This night is going to be sweeter than a bag of candy. If you are in the mood to draw super villains or barbarian babes... you will have to wait until July. :)



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cup O' Doodle


Another Cup O' Doodle warmup study of head designs. I love this site, it has fantastic scribbles that you can turn into anything you can imagine. Grab some doodles and get inspired by all the amazing artists on this blog!


Toons On Tap - Session 30: Brave!



Actress Adrianna Prosser hits our stage as the heroic heroine Meridia from the Pixar movie Brave. Adrianna is not only an actress, she is trained in stage combat, archery, and horseback riding. Did we mention that she's a natural redhead with a Scottish accent? If you are looking for a real life Merida, look no further.



Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Mom! This mother's day I decided to create a quick digital painting of her favourite man, Bono. My mom is a huge U2 fan. Hope they come out with a new album soon :)





Wednesday, May 01, 2013

April's Sketchbook Challenge

30 Day Sketchbook Challenge: Round 2

Here we go again. At the end of March, Lauri and I were checking out some sketchbooks in an art store, when we found an Art Paper sketchbook from Strathmore. Our faces lit up and we both said to each other, "Sketchbook Challenge!!".  We set out some simple rules and regulations for each other.

The Rules:
  • no copying work from other artists
  • no minimum number of drawings on pages
  • no being lazy; the point is to improve
  • minimum of 10 pages of superheroes
  • minimum of 10 pieces of marker
  • minimum 10 pages of creatures
  • minimum 5 pages of nude studies
  • minimum 1 page of exaggerated perspective angle - birds or worm eye view
  • minimum 3 pages of different body types
  • minimum 3 pages of different ethnicities
  • drawings on BOTH sides -UNLESS there is paint/marker bleed through
Simple enough. I thought to myself this is going to be another breeze in the park. As April first came around, I opened it up to the first page and completely froze. 7 days in with the challenge and I hadn't even put the pencil to the paper, as Lauri breezed on by. Finally getting over this fear, I put my pen to the paper and started off with some caricatures.



Caricatures from the blog Mugshot of the Day.


I then moved on to doing some gesture studies using Stephen Silver's Posebook app and some foreshortening exercises.



Moving forward and doing some shape and vintage fashion studies.


Finally, ending with some creature work, along with some horror poster compositional studies. While doing the horror poster studies, I noticed that on mostly all horror posters the composition was symmetrical to create that very unsettling feeling.




The end result was that at the end of the month, I still had 20 pages left to fill.  Lauri, on the other hand, was at the end filling in the gaps of her sketchbook and missing some of the regulations. We both failed this challenge. :( Will there be a round 3?.....Of course there will!! While we failed, it was just another great kick in the head saying, "YOU GOTTA DRAW MORE!"

Check out Lauri's challenge results over at The Houndstooth Sketchbook.



Toons on Tap: Life On Mars & Red Herring's Babes In Space Posters

Mid April, Lauri and I had the challenge of creating two sci-fi poster for two different events. The first one was for our Toons On Tap: Life On Mars.

Concept sketch for Life On Mars. 
Lauri's final painted piece.
Lauri then took my sketch and painted it gorgeously in Photoshop.

The second of the poster was for Red Herring's Babes In Space! Red asked us early last month to come up with a background design that she could use for her upcoming event. I created the concept sketch again and Lauri painted it to perfection.

Concept sketch for Babes In Space. 
Lauri's beautifully rendered final piece.