The first half of a set of portraits of The Mighty Boosh— Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, for the uninitiated. (I’m also planning on portraits of Dave Brown, Rich Fulcher, and Mike Fielding so check back in the near future.)
The idea for this set of illustrations was to create two high-contrast pencil portraits in the same style, then digitally add colors/elements that hint at each comedian’s individual comic and personal style. The pieces also pretty obviously reference Noel Fielding’s own paintings, wherein he scribbles bathroom-wall-style over found pictures.
Lineart done in graphite.
Colored in Photoshop.
Featured in the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Illustration Juried Exhibition, May 6, 2010.