This week's #FanArt comes from our Manchester-based 2D Designer, Jamie Buchanan, who discovered the music, attitude and style of Hendrix when creating this awesome piece, Rock On!
Jamie: Doing caricatures is the thing I enjoy most when it comes to drawing… as I am terrible with realistic portraits, I can make as many mistakes as I like and call it a caricature!
(Ironically, I have recently been taking a caricature course and have noticed how many mistakes are in this caricature of Jimi Hendrix…)
I was asked by a pal to draw this as a Christmas gift for someone. Paying full attention at a meeting one day, I thumbnailed out a wee sketch of Jimi Hendrix onto a post-it note.
I popped into Procreate, where I defined the sketch more…
When caricaturing celebrities I tend to listen to their music or put shows/films on in the background that they are in. I had never listened to Jimi Hendrix prior to this caricature…I got so into his music, I would wear a purple and yellow silk shirt and set fire to a guitar every day before continuing with the picture. I called it my 'Purple Haze phase'.
Then came the line clean up stage (I think I preferred this black and white version):
And finally, I put some colour into it…