Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The Most Handsome Candidate



I coaxed John into drawing Barack Obama, our favorite black presidential candidate. This is John's first drawing of him, pretty amazing!

In all honesty, I haven't colored many black people, as you can probably tell. I really need to work on it!!!

20 comments:

Max Ward said...

Christ, Kali!

You've done it again! You're too good at painting!

Kali Fontecchio said...

Haha, thanks Max! Too good? That sounds like a bad thing!!!!

Chloe Cumming said...

I don't know much about him except George Clooney loves him and wants to have his babies.

The colouring looks good to me... but yeah, I think black skin offers different challenges. Fun!

Charlie J. said...

You really captured the shinyness of his forehead!

M.J. Grue said...

nice painting! :D

Ryan G. said...

Wow Kali! This is really good.. I like the window reflection on his head!

Pat McMicheal said...

That's awesome....I love caracitures that bust balls!!! Kali, I was your 9,999th page view...I'd love to see more of this kind of drawings.

Jorge Garrido said...

COOL!!!

That's a wonderful knee-grow!

I mean...Neh-gdo.

It's an odd thing, trying to write how us Latins say R's phonetically.

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Haw! Nice picture! Black flesh tones are hard to do alright. I usually lighten them or darken them but that doesn't always work.

Bill Field said...

Really ----INCREDIBLE, Kali-been wanting to leave a comment before but this one propelled my arse to the keyboard, then, after half an hour I turned around and typed this.Does it look like Barrack? Ohhhhhh Mama!!! Yes, yes it does, at his MAD magazinest! and "paint too good?" was he suggesting you switch to sculpture? Keep painting too good, for the good of all.

Lester Hunt said...

Kali, So he's your favorite black presidential candidate? Mine too! That gives me such a warm, fuzzy feeling of belongingness!!

Seriously, that caricature is so effective it's scary. Really draws blood. Ouch!

Pedro Vargas said...

Holy crap! This is very good! I love the colors in his mouth and lips! The whole thing looks great! Very good job!

PCUnfunny said...

Want more practice Kali ? Please charicature my ugly mug !

Vince M. said...

I've seen some of your studies, and I think you're growing in leaps and bounds. I'm glad to see you're trying to kick the marker habit, I'm trying to myself. Keep on pushing Kali, I think you've got great skills. And most of your posts are very, very funny. Especially the ones with Eddie Fitzgerald in them.

Jenny said...

Why should anyone "kick the marker habit"?! Markers are tops!

So is watercolor, pencils, charcoal, pastels, gouache and spittle. ; )

Super-neat painting, Kali!

David Germain said...

That's a great Barack Obama. I wouldn't be surprised if he used that picture in his campaign somehow.

Anyway, I hope he wins.

fabiopower said...

K: ¡ Barack Obama win! I like the colors and also I think so the markers are tops!
Always so beautiful!

pd: Today I listened about the documentary “Zoo”.
The opening is the April 27th in the U.S. Hopefully you can see this film and later you comment something to us
Thanks!

Hammerson said...

Fantastic! This is the work of a master painter and caricaturist. So good and powerful, that it's almost scary.

Miss Withers said...

Actually, he's not black. I believe the correct term is "African African American"

Clinton said...

Coming from a black man, or African-american if you want to be pc, I think you did a good job :) I like it