Thom Yorke caricature, Andrew Hickinbottom (3D)

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Old 09 September 2008   #1
Thom Yorke caricature, Andrew Hickinbottom (3D)

Title: Thom Yorke caricature
Name: Andrew Hickinbottom
Country: United Kingdom
Software: 3ds max, mental ray, Photoshop

Ive been inspired by some caricature art recently and spent the last 3-4 days entheausiastically working on this image of the lead singer of Radiohead's very charismatic face.
My lack of experience with caricature art has meant that the likeness could be a lot better, but im very pleased with the result as it was very quick to do, and i was able to learn a little about Mental ray's materials and final gathering to produce a 'proper' looking render that i felt i have been unable to achieve in the past.
I felt like i have achieved and learnt something by doing this - a feeling i havent had for some time now.

It is entirely 3d with some minor colour control and level alteration in photoshop. Textures were all cut and pasted from various high-res photos of Thom Yorke. stubble & eyebrows generated using max's hair plugin, then turned to geomertry.

Here are some WIP images and closeups:
Old 09 September 2008   #2
lol,cool work, very cool the eyes look

Old 09 September 2008   #3
Nice one mate, great image! Love the colours too. Maybe he could duet with my Bjrk caricature
Old 09 September 2008   #4
Cool-I like the style of the hair.

I'm not sure of the likeness overall but the mouth is spot on.
Eyes like his wouldn't be easy to get right in realism or caricature.
Old 09 September 2008   #5
Great caricature man! I love the style that you put in all your works! It's a pleasure see again characters that aren't orcs, sexy women or hyper muscular men and comeback and see cartoon or caricature style. For this all, congratulations and 5 stars!

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Old 09 September 2008   #6
hee hee

I love the expression on his face. Good job. Never heard of using max that way. Thanks for including the note.
Old 09 September 2008   #7
My hero. Andy, I love your work.
Old 09 September 2008   #8
it's cool radiohead boy, nice job 5*s!

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Old 09 September 2008   #9
I think its great. maybe you could pitch them a music video with that style
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Old 09 September 2008   #10
Lovely, I like the fact you've given some style to the caricature, rather than simply exaggerating his features. Top stuff.
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Old 09 September 2008   #11
Dude, uve got 5 stars from me. Awesome work.
Old 09 September 2008   #12
this is greate Model ,textrue and render ..... it is just fantastic

you have greate style ,I love All your projects ....
Old 09 September 2008   #13
Thumbs up

gr8 andyH art cool thom york caricature very stylish and funny
Old 09 September 2008   #14
job well done man the texturing looks great and the model love hes eyes

great job 4 stars
Old 09 September 2008   #15
awesome works
5 stars
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