Thursday, December 27, 2012

I thought about just using a white silhouette on a light blue background.

The latest caricature contest at E-Caricatures is Mark Zuckerberg, with the added rule that this month, we must post rough sketches only.

Here's mine.


So, I got "Weird Al: The Book" (a coffee-table book about the life and career of, obviously, "Weird Al" Yankovic) for Christmas, only then to discover that MY CARICATURE OF AL IS USED IN THE BOOK!

They put out the call quite some time ago for anyone who had any Al-themed artwork to send it in for consideration to be included in the book, with the warning that there would be no remuneration and possibly no credit given. I didn't care. I sent mine in just for the possibility of getting the thrill of seeing my artwork in a book about "Weird Al" Yankovic. I never heard back from them, so I assumed they hadn't used it. Then, when I was flipping through the book on Christmas Day, I spotted it there (Top right corner of page 185, if you all want to check it out in your own copies). I freaked out a little. The credits at the back of the book list the names of a few other more prominently-featured artists, followed by "and others who contributed artwork on pages..." and then a list of page numbers. So I'm an "other".

Friday, November 9, 2012

Faces for Radio

Q104, the local rock station, and their sister station Kool FM, hired me recently to caricature all their on-air talent. These were all done 16" x 20", and will be hanging in frames on the wall in the station.

 They had me re-draw this one many times! This was not the final, but it was the one I felt looked the most like her.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I just call him "sti" for short.

Here's a new finished piece. It's Sting. Started this one somewhere around a year ago, when Caricaturama Showdown 3000 had a Sting challenge. I got discouraged with it at some point, and put off finishing it for a long time. Just in the last couple of weeks, I've finally been working on it again, here and there, and finally finished it today.

Done in Sketchbook Pro.

Comments and critiques welcome.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How creepy can he really be when his first name is Bela?

Here's my caricature sketch of Bela Lugosi. He was an actor. A long time ago. Played Dracula, the most famous undead dude in history. Now he's dead.

This was for this month's E-Caricatures challenge.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Turns out terrifying-clown, botched-surgery deathmasks are surprising difficult to capture.

This Is Joan Rivers, sketched in Sketchbook Pro for this month's E-Caricatures challenge.

She creeps me out.

Monday, August 20, 2012


The theme of this month's contest at E-Caricatures is Pulp Fiction. I chose to draw Rosanna Arquette, simply because I think she has a great face for caricature and I don't recall ever having seen one of her before. Now, I've never seen Pulp Fiction (Please don't say, "WHAT?! You've never seen Pulp Fiction?!" That has long since become very tired.), but I'm guessing Rosanna plays some kind of weird character.

Incidentally, a couple of the reference photos I used showed her having an eyebrow piercing and no lip piercing, while others had it the other way around. I don't know if there's a reason for that, since I've never seen the movie (don't say it!), but I decided to just draw both.

These are the fascinating stories caricaturists tell.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Just in case anyone evr looks here anymore...

I've been working on this one for some time, in little bits and pieces during short breaks from working. Finally finished it today. Let me know what you think.

Done in Flash and Sketchbook Pro.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Fightin' Gallaghers!

Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis, sketched in pencil between customers at the waterfront today:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

See how HE likes it!

My caricature sketch of "Weird Al" Yankovic, for the July caricature contest at I realized too late that I had drawn his glasses crooked. By "too late" I mean, "after I had already not cared enough to fix it."

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Adele.... Yeah, I have no joke title here. Just Adele.

Look, I know very little about her, despite not being able to turn on a TV, radio or computer or open a newspaper or magazine without hearing/ seeing her name. I just know that I'm not a fan, and that she's got a good face for caricature.

So.... here it is. It's Adele.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Unnamed celebrities for unnamed project

These are a bunch of caricatures I drew in Flash for an Android app I recently worked on, which I've mentioned on this not-blog before, but which I've now been asked not to mention in association with these caricatures, because apparently one of the levels of said app, for which many of these were drawn, has not actually been released yet.

I really enjoyed doing this. I had to simplify my usual style somewhat, since these appear very small on the Android screen. The best thing about it was that most of the people I was asked to draw were people I've never drawn before. Or at least, not to my satisfaction. And admittedly, there are a few I'm still not completely happy with (why can I not get Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie quite right?!)