Digital painting in Photoshop:

I was just looking through some old digital doodles and sketches and came across this  sketch of Tim Minchin’s eyes. I’d been working on doing a caricature but never quite “got it”. Sometimes I’ll do a more-realistic sketch of major features, as I did with Emily Deschanel, to see if I can find the secret to capturing the character.

With Ms Deschanel I found the character. With Tim, however, the secret remained a secret. I’m not sure if it’s because he is a real-life caricature to begin with.

I’ll try again one day.

tim minchin digital sketch by andy dolphin

 (Minchin’s Eyes – digital sketch. 900x647px . © 2010, Andy Dolphin)