Monday, April 30, 2007

sketchy sketchy

couple new sketches.
the first one i did on friday, and forgot to post it afterwards. maybe because i'm not totally thrilled with it. again, there's something i can't quite place that doesn't look right to me.
it's chuck norris (as walker, texas ranger, of course):

the other one is one i've been working on for a while. just for fun, i decided to try colouring the whole thing using just sketchbook pro's pencil tool. i kinda like the look, for a sketch, but i don't think i'll be trying it too often. it takes so long! that's why i just finished it today, despite having started it some 27 years ago or something.

it's lucy liu:

Monday, April 23, 2007

another rough sketch

this is just another rough sketch (hence, the post title). there's something about it i'm not 100% pleased with, but i can't quite identify what it is. if anyone has any suggestions, feel free to post them. i won't be offended. though i may still be a boligerant jerk about it, just for fun.

so for now, i'll just call this a work-in-progress, despite the unlikelihood that i'll ever get around to doing anything more with it.

ladies and gentlemen, chris rock.

Friday, April 20, 2007


k, so i haven't posted any sketches this week, but it's for a good reason: i did a really rough sketch of this guy's face, but then looking at his weird, deformed, lumpy body, i decided i had to go all out and make it my next full-blown, fully-realized caricature painting. i finished this in a total of maybe 7 or 8 hours, all in sketchbook pro.

let the ugly parade continue, with our grand master, iggy pop!

the (main) reference photo:

and the painting:

Friday, April 13, 2007

marc anthony

here's the extent of what i know about this guy:
1. he's a singer.
2. some sort of latin descent.
3. married to jennifer lopez.
4. ugly.

that's it.
here he is:

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

the number one hairstyle in the world!

no time today to go all out on the colouring or shading or any of that, so this one will have to saty like this, at least for now.
i was studying pictures of this guy (not recommended) in preparation for drawring him, and the greatest challenge, i discovered, was in just trying to figure out how his hair works! i mean, i always knew trump had bad hair, everyone knows that, but... i couldn't even figure out where it started from, and where it went to! it's bizarre! even badly styled hair has to originate from some part of the scalp, and eventually end! i just couldn't figure it out!
anyway, i gotta go. here's donald trump.

Monday, April 9, 2007

a caricature almost two weeks in the making...

i started this some time ago. just got around to finishing it up today, since the rest of the lunchtime caricature club wasn't around today. guess they decided easter monday was a holiday or something...
this is ellen pompeo of tv's "grey's anatomy". for the record, she's nowhere near as attractive as the show makes her out to be.

Thursday, April 5, 2007


this is that creeeeeeeeepyyyyyyyyyy michael emerson who plays that creeeeeeeeepyyyyyyy ben from "lost", one of the greatest tv shows ever conceived.i know it's a bit lacklustre in the shading department, but i'm trying to keep my time working on these down, so i can get some work done at my actual job.
so here it is, and it's creeeeeeeeepyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

a couple of new ones today...

man, you have no idea how many tries went into getting a leonardo dicaprio i liked!

tarantino, on the other hand, was like shooting fish in a barrel... with a cannon.... from 6 inches away... and the fish are wearing blindfolds.... and have targets painted on them....

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

world's ugliest man!

man, i hope he never sees this. then meets me. and confronts me about that "world's ugliest man" comment. that could get awkward. i'd be all, like, "uuuhhh... yeah. sorry. " and he'd be all, like, "well, okay, let's just forget---" and then i'd be all, like' "sorry you're so ugly, that is!" and then i'd be all laughing and stuff, and he'd be all fuming, and be all, like, "that's it. i was considering giving you some of the millions of dollars i've made by being so ugly, but i'm not gonna now." and then i'd be all, like, "no, really, i'm sorry i said that, about the ugly and stuff", but then it would be too late, and i'd just have to stand there watching the back of his ugly head as he walks away, with no ugly dollars to console me.

so i hope that never happens.

it's steve buscemi, by the way.

Monday, April 2, 2007

what's the deal with movie directors and big, thick-rimmed glasses?

i'm a big fan of this wackjob, and for some reason have never caricatured him before. i really enjoyed doing it, but again, spent far more time on it than i should have.

i'm gonna get fired.

here's tim burton.