This is a caricature I did of Obama. I started with a sketch and then once I figured out how I wanted to distort the face I did a layout sketch. I then cut out pieces of the face from a reference photo and placed them under my drawing to create the final image.
This is an illustration I am currently working on. It started as a series of drawings in my sketch book and eventually became a fully laid out illustration with background. Now onto the painting. For the painting I stretched a large piece of watercolor paper over stretcher bars. I am using watercolors and maybe later on some pastels and colored pencils.