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I'm a fine artist and illustrator in addition to being a graphic artist. 
Some of my recent commissions include caricatures, traditional portraits and conceptual art.

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Jeff by Protoguy
Jeff
My cousin Jeff is a trumpet player. 
He asked me to do a caricature of him holding his pride and joy: a 1950 Bach Trumpet. I was also asked to include the Stegosaurus tail under the table. Apparently he and his kid are big into dinosaurs.

What separates this from the other caricatures I've done is that it's a physical painting. Instead of doing the color in Photoshop and sending him a digital file, he wanted the actual painting. Normally I'd do this on illustration board, but frankly, I'd procrastinated too long and wanted to give him something more, so I did it on canvas.

I drew the elements in pencil, scanned them in and built the scene in Photoshop (his head and body were drawn on separate pieces of paper). Then I printed that out, transferred the image to canvas using graphite carbon paper and drew the outlines in fine point Sharpie, which won't run or bleed when paint is applied. Then I painted the image in acrylics, layering the color to give them some vibrancy. When all was done, I then went back and redrew most of the line work in Micron art pen, which is cleaner and a scooch darker than the Sharpie.
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Fiverr Portrait by Protoguy
Fiverr Portrait


Well, this client is the unwitting recipient of my airheadedness.

I do so many caricature that I was on remote control and just went at it. I didn't realize she'd ordered a portrait until I went to deliver it.

I kinda like the caricature better.

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Fiverr Caricature by Protoguy
Fiverr Caricature

Well, this client is the unwitting recipient of my airheadedness.

I do so many caricature that I was on remote control and just went at it. I didn't realize she'd ordered a portrait until I went to deliver it.

I kinda like the caricature better.

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Nushaa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. it really does mean a lot to me. Heart
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Protoguy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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Protoguy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Please ignore the terrible distortion of my art on my profile page. Apparently Deviantart forgot how to internet.
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BeathDavis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are my favorite artist in here, your art its amazing, i want to be like you someday. Love your work, keep doing amazing pieces of art <3
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Protoguy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Whoa! Thank you so much!
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CheyWolf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, you're very talented!!
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Protoguy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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AlluringHunter Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the favourites!
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Thank you for watching! :iconuhuhuhuplz:
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Sarah--Elizabeth Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the watch sugar!
You might also enjoy my YouTube channel <3
www.youtube.com/user/swandzz
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