When you spend most of your days working on environments your figure skills can become neglected. I've begun an ongoing series of caricatures to keep up my character skills. Below are a few of them.
Some of those who know me personally will know I've been following the UFC for some time now. From the start I noticed some interesting faces in the sport. These guys aren't chosen for their wholesome, anchorman looks. Years of combat can result in crooked noses, buildups of scar tissue around the brow and hard lumpy ears from all the wrestling. Add to this the pronounced, animalistic look of the mouth once there is a mouthguard in and you've got some pretty amazing faces that all share some common traits. Maybe there is also an underlying genetic component defined by testosterone levels, or functionality for fighting? Whatever it is, I find it fascinating so I've drawn a few of them.