Thursday, January 10, 2008

a to zed

so, recently, i got the following idea: there are 26 letters in the alphabet, and 52 (26 x 2) weeks in the year. my idea is that each week this year, i will do one celebrity caricature. i will go through the alphabet and draw one guy and one girl for each letter, so by the end of the year, i will have drawn the alphabet in caricature twice. some of these may end up being complete pieces, some may just be very rough sketches, and some may be somewhere in between, but i will try to remember, and to find the time, for one caricature a week.

also, rather than insisting on each letter standing for the celebrity's last name, i am going to allow myself first or last names, or even character names sometimes, thus giving myself a little more leeway when i get to the more difficult letters.

so, to begin, as we are already in the second week of the year, i post my first two caricatures together (pardon the rush job on the shading on both of these. i was trying for relatively quick sketches) :

i may be getting hired for a commission caricature of art carney as ed norton, and since that fit perfectly in with this plan, i decided to do a practice caricature of him as my alpha male, if you will feel free to critique, as i've never watched the honeymooners, and am not really all that familiar with carney's face.



and, since she is the monthly challenge over at e-caricatures, amy winehouse is my a female:



i'm open to suggestions on future letters (although i don't promise i'll use them).

5 comments:

kend said...

don...these are wicked....this ones hilarious...

CarolineJarvis said...

This one of Amy is Perrrrfect!

I'm going to try and keep up on your alphabet game so we can still be caricature club buddies....

Way to set the standards high though you jerk!

chumpmonkey said...

okay, um, thanx.

see if you can keep up, caroline. but we're already in week 4, so you better get to work.

ken-- thanx. glad to see people still look here from time to time.

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

That Ed Norton rocks!!!!! you can almost hear him saying "hey Ralphie, boy!"

chumpmonkey said...

thanx. some structural problems have been pointed out to me with that oner, and now they're all i see when i look at it. but thanx.