Sunday, October 05, 2008
The candidates in cartoon
This is an illustration I did for a humorous Features article that compared the presidential race to a track and field event. This was such a fun project because I've been dying to do some political cartooning. But because I work on the news side at the newspaper, and not the editorial side, I'm not allowed. Although this illustration doesn't make a political statement (which is what I'd really like to do), it does allow me to create fun likenesses of the candidates.
I did the line work with a Sharpie marker, scanned it into Photoshop and used the brush tools to lay down color. I also used the dodge and burn tools — which I'm told isn't the best way to work — but it seems to work for me.