I'm a fan of Tom Waits but I've got a mate who's been a bigger fan for far longer so the above image was a natural choice to become his birthday card. Happy Birthday, Mr Stokes! Below it is the scribble I used to get going alongside an early stage outline.Kommienezuspadt!
OK so I've been a little side-tracked as I was inspired to muck around with some brushes in photoshop and see if I couldn't work up something from the pencil sketch I did last post. It's all mouse work and I can't help thinking it would have been done faster and easier with a tablet. If anybody's got any experience of a Wacom Cintiq and they want to take the time to email/comment me on their experiences (good and bad) then I'd really appreciate it. I've been thinking of getting one for a while; mainly for my day job, but I would certainly incorporate it into caricature if I ended up with one.
Anyway, better get back to a neglected (but very vector rendered) Mr Cash while I chew over this one.