Tuesday, April 8, 2008

hey, that doesn't look like salma hayek!

one thing i've been wanting to do with the a to zed project is to diversify my subject matter a little more. that is to say that, while most of my famous-people caricatures tend to be of actors and musicians, due to my fascination with movies, music and tv, i wanted to try to branch out a little into into other areas, such as literature, fine art, and maybe (maybe) even one day start doing a few from the two areas i tend to avoid most, politics and sports (i avoid them because they bore me and i hate them). how's that for a run-on sentence?
anyway, with that in mind, as i was trying to think of whom i was going to draw for my "f" female, and rejecting the first few names that came to my head (farrah fawcett, fran drescher, frances mcdormand...), the name "frida kahlo" suddenly popped into my head and, with it, so did her eyebrows. and i instantly knew she was the one. i also saw it as a chance to indulge my enjoyment for caricaturing fine artists in their own painting styles, like i did with vincent van gogh and salvador dali. so i plan on making this my next finished piece, maybe even using it also as a chance to get back to acrylic paints, which i've been kinda wanting to do for some time now. in the meantime, however, in the interest of keeping the a to zed project moving along (and really wondering how in the world i'm ever going to get caught up), i thought for now, i'd just post the rough sketch. i referred to a bunch of actual photos for the likeness, but am basing the final artwork on the attached self-portrait (did frida kahlo ever paint anything other than self-portraits?) so, anyway....

frida kahlo.



3 comments:

Le Moustache said...

Hello! Great work, I tried to send you an email and it appears down, as well as your website. Do you have an alternative email address?

-Jeff

chumpmonkey said...

yeah, there have been problems with the site, including the e-mail. problems somebody else has to deal with before i can correct them but said someone has been remarkably unco-operative in the matter. grrrr.

in the meantime, try me at thedonpinsent@yahoo.com

thanx for checkin' it out.

kend said...

wow....this looks like an old girlfriend of mine....