Thursday, March 27, 2008

Illustration Work: Karnhuset (part 5)



Here's another in a series of portraits I drew for the swedish agency, Karnhuset. Like the others, this one is a portrait of one of their employees, and I was again asked to try and draw the person engaged in a favourite hobby. In this case, it was (duh) golfing. I enjoyed the opportunity to try and capture some motion and life in the pose, and it was a fun assignment (much like the other ones). You can also check out my preliminary pencil and colour rough below, drawn before I had a good grasp of the likeness needed for the portrait.

If you're interested in my other illustrations drawn for Karnhuset. you can check them out here, here, here and here.

12 comments:

alan said...

The first thing I thought when I saw this was, Wow he really got the posture and sense of movement well. The twists in the creases of her shirt help with that. Also looked back at the other portraits - they're great too. Great poses. The proportion of the head/body works really well stylistically.

Jason Chalker said...

Nice one Mike. I really like this series.

Suzanne Dargie said...

Wow! I love the way you treat light and shadow!

carinbarin said...

I look greeeeat! I usually don't have that big of an audience (if we don't count the huge crowd in my head, clapping wildly after each shot). But who knows, this might just be my break through summer!

Thank you for the best version of me ever.

/Carin - copywriter and golfer of Kärnhuset

STOVEPIPE.NET said...

Did you sneak anyone into the background? That's always fun.

Looks great!

Roberto Zaghi said...

I do like the expression and the power of gesture on this one Michael. Plus your great inking, as usual!
-rz-

Roberto Zaghi said...

...I've checked the agency's website, really cool! Great work on every picture, they're a very nice team:)
-rz-

the doodlers said...

Good to see your process, Micheal. Glad to hear that you're feeling better also!

Robert Ullman said...

Really nice action and gesture with this one, Mike...I've never been a fan of playing golf, but for some reason I always dig drawings of golf swings. It leads to some surprisingly athletic and fluid poses for a sport not particularly known for athleticism.

Ned said...

GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT works...with compliments for your stile...

Ian Continence said...

hi mike!

i was just wondering what you use to color you pieces... is it a particular type/brand of pen that you use and could recommened me?

it is just an awesome style. well done...

Michael Cho said...

Thanks for the great comments, everyone!

Carin: Glad you liked the drawing, Carin! It was a fun piece to work on, as Jakob might have told you.

Stovepipe.net: haha -- no, I actually didn't put any cameo appearances in, though I do sometimes do that.

Ian: Hi Ian -- I usually use Faber Castell Pitt pens when I work in markers. They come in all sorts of colours, from black to my favourite green. Mind you, I still do some digital cleanup after I scan the work in to take out all the marker streaks.