mahchevoi.com :: Private Cartoons

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THE PROJECTS:
Everyone once in a while I receive a request from a colleague, friend or family member, to create a unique piece of cartoonistry.

THE CHALLENGE:
To create something the viewer will understand and laugh at, or even smile at. To avoid any arguments or burnt bridges along the way or after.

THE PROCESS:
Each piece is unique in it's process, some taking large amounts of time thinking in the shower, others coming to me in moments of revelation just as I am falling asleep. One way or the other the process is generally as follows once the idea is reached.

1) Draw the idea in pen or pencil (I generally prefer pen).

2) Draw OVER the image 2- 10 times, until it is PERFECT.

3) Scan the image and begin adjustments in photoshop.

4) Curse the imperfections that you find at 600 dpi

5) Depending on the final intended format, I either prepare the image in colour or I save the black and white version for printing/distribution.

THE RESULT:
Always a different reaction, but I'm always pleased that every person I've ever done a piece for has given me wonderfully kind compliments and even have been known to display the pieces publicly.

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