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.

2 comments:

Wild About Words said...

Don,
This is great. You really did a fantastic job capturing the likenesses of the candidates.
Donna

rindawriter said...

Don, you draw fantastically well! I'm always amazed at how detailed you draw your cartoons especially! Loved this one!

I don't have much time now to play in cyberspace but just wanted to drop by and say "hi!" Rinda