Rapper 50 Cent
Rapper 50 Cent
Tonight I have a manipulated caricature of rapper 50 Cent which I’ve reworked from an older caricature. As I said previously, this is good practice for me and it’s not super labor intensive while my back heals from surgery. Coming along great by the way! The guy gas brutal features, so there were a few different ways I could have taken this one. I came very close to scrapping this one. Nothing seemed to be going right, then I zoomed back to a small thumbnail and I saw what my problem was and was able to correct it. So there’s a lesson there. Don’t get caught up in the details in the early stages. Take a step back and look at the whole thing. There’s plenty of time for details in the end. Not to say this is a flawless caricature. It’s far from it and I learned a lot from this one so I’m sure I could do a much better job the second time around. Well, it is what it is. I’ve posted the original source images below for comparison. I kind of blended the two.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, and investor. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. He later began pursuing a musical career and in 2000 he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release he was shot nine times and the album was never released. In 2002, after Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who’s Back?, he was discovered by Eminem and signed by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
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