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Digital Illustrations by Ben Maier

Digital Illustrations by Ben Maier

May 29th, 2015

Set of cool digital illustrations by German artist – Ben Maier. Visit Ben Maier

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Charcoal Portrait Studies by Mike Creighton

Charcoal Portrait Studies by Mike Creighton

May 29th, 2015

Set of inspiring charcoal portrait illustrations by Mike Creighton. Visit Mike Creighton

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Allen Ruiz by Yulia Gorbachenko

Allen Ruiz by Yulia Gorbachenko

May 29th, 2015

Dose of quality portrait / fashion photography by Yulia Gorbachenko. Enjoy! Visit Yulia Gorbachenko

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Concept Art by Piotr Ruszkowski

Concept Art by Piotr Ruszkowski

May 29th, 2015

Set of digital concept illustrations by Piotr Ruszkowski, an artist from Poland. Visit Piotr Ruszkowski

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Photo Manipulations by Andreas Schieler

Photo Manipulations by Andreas Schieler

May 29th, 2015

Set of stunning portrait photography and photo manipulations by Germany artist Andreas Schieler. Visit Andreas Schieler

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Caricatures by Ed van der Linden

I am a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and photographer in the Netherlands. I mainly work in advertising. I also do event caricatures for weddings, anniversaries, gifts and private commissions . Most of my work is digitally drawn, but if there is time i like to draw traditionally in graphite pencil, pastel and charcoal or paint in oil or watercolor.

For a caricature i try to get my hands on as much pictures of the subject as i can. In the case of a celebrity that isn’t a problem of course, but with private commissions or caricatures of co-workers’ anniversaries it’s often hard to get decent reference. I then study the subject and try to find the features that are most ‘off-standard’ and exaggerate those features. The challenge is to determine what to exaggerate and what feature is to be left alone. You can’t exaggerate every feature because the chance of loosing likeness is very likely. I then set up a few lines as a reference for placement of the eyes, nose, mouth and face shape. I don’t sketch very detailed because i found that i change a lot while ‘painting’, (that is the big advantage of drawing digitally) so a detailed sketch is a waste of time. Then i go on ‘painting’ the entire face until a stage is reached where i think it’s finished. If there is time i let it rest for a while (preferably a couple of days) and check if any improvement can be made.

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Michael Dachstein

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