Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sebastian Krüger


One of the most well known caricaturists in the world is German born 'personality portrait' artist, Sebastian Krüger. His original works sell worldwide for hundreds of thousands of dollars. I remember being utterly wowed when I first encountered his work.

So it seemed appropriate to choose him as the subject for this month's Caricature Jam over at the Drawing Board forums. To caricature the master is the least his fellow caricaturists (and loyal subjects) can do, all the while on our knees chanting, 'We're not worthy! We're not worthy!'

Above is my contribution to the jam. It was an experiment made in Photoshop using lasso cuts and one of my many custom Photoshop brushes. You can download them for free here.

Here are a couple of screenshots of the artwork at 100%.

34 Comments:

Blogger Big Sam said...

This is stupid amazing man! Love it entirely! Thanks for drawing me once again! I still need those pics of ya!

4:21 AM  
Blogger Mike Eppe said...

This is really him... Great one!!

4:30 AM  
Blogger Anthony Diecidue said...

That's awesome, Chris! I can't wait to give him a go over at the DB.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Tel said...

Superb shot Chris - love that style - off your knees I think you've cracked the 'worthiness' stakes !!!

9:39 AM  
Blogger fazrul arhan said...

He is my idola..love his work so much! You have a nice stroke too..i like the way you render the form..great work!!

1:20 PM  
Blogger Gee Hale said...

Holy Hell! This is so awesome, Chris! At first I thought it was done traditionally! I think he'll be blown away when he see this picture! Thanks for sharing!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Damion009 said...

my god Wahl! you are the fucking man!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

Great !
I love it !
Cause I love this artist too...
I just saw some paint of him at the "moods" in Monaco and it's... unreal.. soooooo good.... It's cool to give a "big up" to him...!!!!
And thanks for the customs ;) !!!

10:40 PM  
Blogger flaviano said...

just WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Pavel Jakubec said...

EXXCELLLLENNTTT !

11:42 PM  
Blogger Anthony Pascoe said...

Sensational Caricature Chris !

9:29 AM  
Blogger Jorge said...

It´s amazing. I love the texture and the light effects.


http://j-ramos.blogspot.com

10:22 AM  
Blogger Meesimo said...

Master-full job sir!
Cheers!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Hugo Freutel said...

A beauty!

8:21 AM  
Anonymous theb said...

Brilliant. So powerfull.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Grand said...

Wow, really impressive!!! I like it!

12:37 PM  
Blogger jert said...

absolutely dead on likeness...nailed the little peanut head and the jutting chin...perfect

6:32 PM  
Blogger Sarasarasarato said...

Incredible charicature! Incredible blog!

8:10 PM  
Blogger ian said...

Wow! just wow. Mastery on display.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone!!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Bob Fingerman said...

That's not just a great portrait or a great drawing, it's also a damned fine piece of sculpture. Beautiful and weighty. You are remarkable!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Christy Latz said...

Gorgeous illustration! Check out my blog when you get a chance. I just gave you an award! :)

4:18 PM  
Blogger SEILER said...

Wow Chris, this drawing is amazing! Fantastic work Chris . . . !!!

2:01 AM  
Blogger Jean-Marc Borot said...

Waoh, this one, is particularly amazing.
Kruger,ze master, with the technique, cross hatching, of Mulatier, another master, made by Wahl...
(of course, you're a master too)
This is, IMO, a masterpiece in history of caricature

7:28 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Wow! Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

1:47 AM  
Blogger greg oakes said...

BRILLIANT!!! :)

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anton Emdin said...

Just quietly, this is frickin' awesome! A really unique look. Kruger should be happy! Love to see a detail.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

Anton- I've added a link to a closeup.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anton Emdin said...

Super cool! Thanks Chris.

11:43 AM  
Blogger neilima said...

Hi, Chris!
This its work is one of the best ones that I saw here in its blog. HE IS AMAZING!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing its brushes with us!

2:39 PM  
Blogger Marcos Mateu said...

Fantastic!!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks for the comments!

5:49 PM  
Blogger SCALA said...

A Beautiful and also a unusual portrait of Mr Krüger. By the Wonderful MR Wahl ... Best . ERic

10:23 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks, Eric!!

10:43 PM  

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