Saturday, January 09, 2010

George Lucas 2010

I've been so busy lately with several projects and haven't had much of any time for myself. I need to just draw something for myself and have some fun . . . so last night I did a quick sketch of George . . . I liked the light sketch and decided to paint it a bit . . . ended up spending an hour and a half on this . . . I'll probably use this for something and eventually finish it, perhaps with an entire scene or something?

It's amazing what one can do when painting digitally . . . I have grown to really enjoy painting digitally. For years, I didn't really enjoy it much at all, I'd always preferred painting traditionally. And I still would rather paint traditionally, but digital painting has grown on me for a few reasons. It helps that I have developed techniques and ways of painting that make it feel more like traditional painting . . . I could never paint something like this George as fast as I did, using acrylics or oils or watercolors. There's no way. Painting digitally is so easy in comparison. When painting with oils or acrylics you spend way more time mixing your colors and values together . . . also, with acrylics more than oils, the colors always dry a bit darker in value than when you first put them down. You don't need to worry about this when painting digitally. Also, things like softening edges and blending colors is TONS FASTER . . . so being that I paint either traditionally or digitally just about every day, painting something fast digitally is no longer that difficult, depending on my mood and what the subject is.


Blogger Dominic Philibert said...

Nice and funny!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Sagan Lacy said...

Hm, wonder who that could be?

Terrific George, I love the teeth especially.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Aaron Wilkin said...

Great job man!!!!! It must get very difficult to paint/draw only what art directors are in to? I really enjoy drawing- when the subject matter is something i'm excited about. Also, you have MR. george Lucas down!!!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Barry O'Donoghue said...

This is class Jason, I love it!

12:58 PM  
Blogger juan said...


1:38 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Aller said...

Hahahaha this is so good Jason, the way you exaggerate people is really unique, and how fast you are able to produce them blows my mind, great painting man!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's amazing!! Love it!

2:03 PM  
Blogger alexis said...

i enjoy the nose... and the fact that i can peer right up in to his nostril.

2:21 PM  
Blogger tallwill said...

Absolute Genius! An hour? Genius!

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really Really nice! Unbelievable what you can do in one hour.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Tel said...

That's a great George Jason - you've virtually made him your own with your takes on him.
Hour and a half - brilliant !

4:04 PM  
Blogger Miguel Garrido . illustrator said...

Good what, it is very nice, for an hour. Brave!

1:48 AM  
Blogger Nico Di Mattia said...

Wow man... amazing and inspiring. As all your work.
All the best in this new year Jason!

9:05 AM  
Blogger J.BOSCO said...

excellent work, very good.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Damion009 said...


6:03 PM  
Blogger Nathan Lindsay said...

Totally cool Jason. Hour and a half? wowza.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Brian Vasilik said...

Great! The fly away hairs are a little distracting. Hope you do not mind my critique. I notice you are drawing more guys lately, are that easier to exaggerate than the gals?

12:10 PM  
Blogger Jelter said...

looks just like him!

9:15 PM  
Blogger ian said...

Hoping to get there myself one day! Looks fantastic and brings something new to him I think, you're kind of developing the epitome of the cartoon George Lucas. Love the nose.

7:45 AM  
Blogger cartoonsenzo said...


4:01 PM  
Blogger kencoogan said...

Hi Jason, that's a fantastic Lucas! It's also very interesting to read your thoughts on the comparison between digital and traditional painting. I've yet to explore traditional painting but it seems like so much fun. All I need is to get over that fear factor first!!!
You mention that digital painting has helped you develop techniques and ways of painting that make it feel like traditional painting. Do you think that there are any aspects of digital painting that also apply to the traditional method? I definitely think that within the last couple of years I've become more aware or shape, form, tones and values when working on a certain piece. I would never expect a seamless transition from digital to traditional but just wondered if knowing what I now know about digital would help in any way when it comes to taking to plunge!!

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Caricature Artist said...

Perfect! Funny! I am also a caricature artist and I must say your just amazing artist. I am fun of caricature arts particularly Caricature from photos

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Levitra said...

I've noticed lately that some people want to embarrass and discredit Lucas's reputation but we shouldn't obey the unstable behavior or those people.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Annette said...

the neck on that photo is nasty!

7:57 AM  
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