Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 360

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MADMAN. 2017.
Gouache and Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.

The reference used below is from Anatomy 360, a series of apps with 3D models that you can light and rotate. It's great for quick mock-ups of lighting situations. I mostly use the "clay" option for reference, but you can create photo effects as well.

Madman reference by Mike Allred

underpainting in Payne's Gray gouache

pencil sketch

detail of raw scan


  1. This looks really good. From I'm trying to figure out, you used the head from the top image and the chest from the second pic?

    1. Exactly. Always mixing and matching according to what I need. Thanks!

  2. Wow! This is great! it really feels like you made it your own without steering to much away from the feel of the original character. Which can be difficult considering the rather cartoony art style that M.Allred is known for.Also, nice touch with the twirls and the stars.


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