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hillary and obama by kenmeyerjr hillary and obama by kenmeyerjr
Done for my caricature class, this is my comment on the upcoming election and politics in general (though I still have hope). Oil, about 12 x 16.
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Asderathos Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow I can tell who everyone is.. though Huckabee's head is a little long & I forget the name of the white haired guy on the far right.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you might be thinking of...oh crap, now I forgot his name...part of Obama's cabinet now.
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redsandcanvas Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Brilliant. Uncanny as well.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks...it was fun to do and actually got me a freelance job doing some work for a guy trying to get Hillary elected.
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Ynnep Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
[link] VOTE 4 HILLARY!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I went with Streak on this one...keep hope alive!
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:iconstreakfree:
Streakfree Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! VOTE FOR OBAMA!!!!!!
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Streakfree Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
somehow this makes me happy.
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:iconkenmeyerjr:
kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, well good.
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kiyoshite Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Hi Ken

I really like your work and would like to use it for my college magazine. Naturally, i'll credit you fully. if possible could you email me a high resolution, its for print after all. And could you include your full name as well, i couldn't find it in your blog page. Cheers

Thanh Tran
thanhtran_1@yahoo.com
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks and I can do that...I will send you an uncompressed jpeg, and the name is Ken Meyer Jr. (you can check my site at www.kenmeyerjr in the bio section/interview sections if you want any anecdotes and such).
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:iconkiyoshite:
kiyoshite Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Great! thanks a lot Ken, i'll get back to you on that one

Tan Tran
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photolitherland Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
ahah that is the most amazing cartoon impression ever! Just great, i love the short arms.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, it was fun (but time consuming) to do!
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:iconmisskari:
misskari Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
You captured everybody really, really well.

Hillary looks frightening, lol.

I like the fun you had with the republicans:
Huckabee looks like a dog: huge eyes, mouth agape.
Guliani has that whole gums/upper lip thing going on. Very funny.

Stunningly good likeness. I'm way impressed. :)

A question on your technique, if I may...

I see tiny parts of the flag are a fully saturated red... What kind of a wash did you cover it with to get it to a more subdued red (and to push all of the candidates back further in the background)? Is it a diluted grey with turp and linseed oil or something?

I haven't painted since college and seeing the wonderful qualities of your brushwork and color is making me want to go gesso some canvas. :)
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comments! As for the technique, for this one I used a technique invented as used by the illustrator C.F. Payne (google him, he is great). It's a multimedia technique and that haze you mention was indeed another layer to push back the other candidates more. If you want, I can tell you in more detail.
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SeanyboyofQc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
All puppets in the hands of the illuminatis...really nice painting
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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StonePaw Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
I don't understand, how's Obama a puppet already?
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This was done a few months ago, implying that all politicians are controlled by someone else...but, at that time, I didn't really know that much about Obama (who I will probably end up voting for)...and if he is elected, I guess we will see who is in control!
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StonePaw Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Guess we will. Good work.
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HugeHefner Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
*crashes rofl copter* nice
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sisterjanet Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
The dollar signs on the buttons are a nice touch.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks...and nice avatar! Have you seen all my tori related art?
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sisterjanet Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
I have, actually. I think it might have been why I started watching you.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
this is so great - you really catch those expressions so well!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks...it was a fun piece.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
good when you have fun while painting :D XD
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The-OXette Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Student
your hilary clinton is hilarious :XD: well done
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks...she looks sorta manic, huh?
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The-OXette Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Student
i'm kinda scared...
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ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah, and great likenesses too! :D
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ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
We have about the same opinion on politics, except for I've lost all hope! ;)
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BeensTheGreat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007   Traditional Artist
Really good. I like some of the guys in the background the best though.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks...I think my fave is McCain.
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CountSixstring Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
Oh this is just delicious.
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Laifierr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This reminds me of a drawing I did about Bush [link]
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I was actually going to do something similar to yours a few quarters ago...
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quickreaver Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Heh.....cracked my sh*t up!
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:iconquickreaver:
quickreaver Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Suuuuuure... :giggle:
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
oh how I love to do that...
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Faidtheforgotten Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
=3 interesting
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:iconkenmeyerjr:
kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Get back to your schoolwork, missy!
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Faidtheforgotten Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
*cough* I did all my homework already, mister; or I wouldn't be foolin' 'round on dA =3
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Good for you.
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