Color Caricature/Cartoon – Sammy Hagar: The Red Rocker Rocking away.

Sammy Hagar‘s Caricature was the last. He was the last because I had to show him drunk. An artist often begins to feel what he or she portrays in her drawings, and I couldn’t have drawn the other two if I ended up feeling as drunk as I’d paint him to be. (Keep drawing 3 sad faces a day, and I assure you that in a couple of years the corners of your own lips would begin to droop, and you’ll acquire that forever sad kind of look. If you don’t believe me, you are welcome to give it a shot.)

The concept for this caricature was simple. Sammy’s autobiography didn’t sell too well so he could be shown sprawled (inebriated…of course,) near the cartons of his unsold autobiographies. I took the liberty of planking (or to be technically accurate, reverse-planking) him over the cartons…and added that stuff in the foreground. (My love for non-sensical details always manages to kick-in…sometimes just a minute before I am about to send the final image to the client.)

Here’s Mr. Sammy Hagar sprawled upon the cartons (I know that you can see his naval, but it’s “cute” and not “obscene” – so please don’t start.)
Caricature Cartoon of Sammy Hagar - the Red Rocker for American Spectator

About Sammy Hagar:

Hagar also known as the Red Rocker was with Van Halen for a long time. He wrote his biography, ” Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock“, and unsuspectingly became the subject of this caricature for the American Spectator Magazine’s March 2013 Issue feature “Rock and Roll is (Mostly) Noise Pollution.” 

What I loved Painting?

The smile, the bottle, and the stomach. I must confess that I had forgotten to paint that cute little belly button and I added it just before I sent the image over.

The Colors?
As I said in the Keith Richards post, rock-stars come with an in-built supply of color-ideas. The Red Rocker wears red (well, mostly) and so all I had to do was off-set the red. I could do it with green or with blue. I didn’t want to use green because I had used it on Criss’s caricature, and as all the caricatures were going to accompany the same article, I wanted some variation. So I used blue 🙂 Quite simple, really.

That’s all, friends. I’ll return with a John Kerry caricature (colored one…I hope) soon 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day! The Latest News: MLMV-HD listed as Top 5 Valentine Apps by PadGadget – and the Caricaturist returns in Color!

Phew!

That was a long title for a post!

Important things first:

The reason that kept me away from you was, in a nutshell, Love! I’ve been in love for a rather long time, yet when I wake up in the mornings, it’s like I have just fallen in love with this very handsome, suave, and intelligent guy who mumbles in his sleep, “is it morning already?” Now, how can someone who is as bright as he is, not know the answer to such a simple question, is beyond me.

But these three months, this caricaturist had transformed into a love-artist, for everyone – or more specifically for everyone with an iPad. Here is the link to the love Game we created 🙂

My Love My Valentine - MLMV  HD - a Game of Love and Romance

MLMV – One of the Top Five iPad Games for this Valentine’s Season!

The good news that I want to share is that PadGadget has listed My Love My Valentine as one of the top 5 Valentine Games for 2013, and right alongside Where’s My Valentine (by Disney) and some old strong horses such as M.A.S.H (which made waves last year) and Flower Garden (the forever app!)

Now, to another news byte…and try to believe it.

Color Caricatures by a Black-and-White Caricaturist!

The Caricaturist has changed. She’s become colorful. Perhaps its the impact of this game, or the impact of a fantastic magazine read by really serious kind of Americans – but she’s now going to be making color caricatures. She’s just survived creating three of them at a speed that would make a Maglev blush! Can’t share yet – because the issue is not yet in the stands – but in time I will 🙂

and now,

A Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

Oh, and yes if you have an iPad, download MLMV HD, face the love-assassins and send your messages to your sweet-heart… and win him or her over! If you are a girl and you don’t have this game on your iPad, you are missing out on a lot of sweet romantic action!

But if you’d like to try it out, check out the Lite version here.

An around-the-year game for everyone who is in love!