Tuesday, November 30, 2010

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen


A caricature of comedic legend, Leslie Nielsen who passed away today aged 84. Growing up, I first discovered his work on 'Airplane' (titled 'Flying High!' here in Australia), then after seeing the 'Naked Gun' movies, rented the 'Police Squad!' series. When it came to slapstick comedy he was one of the best.

This was a shaded pencil drawing scanned and blended in Photoshop.

Edit 1st December- I uploaded a new version after I was disappointed with the likeness and inconsistent lighting of my initial sketch. You can see the old sketches here and here

12 Comments:

Blogger Mardo said...

One hell of a straight man.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

And again.. great work... Rip for a great actor too...

9:15 AM  
Blogger Attractive Art Community (Big Sam) said...

Greatness Chris! Greatness!

8:18 PM  
Blogger Guillaume Néel said...

Very good !
Bel hommage !

3:58 AM  
Blogger Dylan said...

That's brilliant.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Apologies to the previous comments but I uploaded a new version with (hopefully) a better likeness. The links to the previous versions are at the bottom of the post. Thanks guys!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

ok but I'd settle for a much earlier versions ...
But here is even better ... really ... you are incomparable ....

6:28 AM  
Blogger J.A.Rubio said...

Your illustrations seem magnificent.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Rayford said...

Oh nice tribute! He was one of my favorite people in the world. You've captured him perfectly!

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to CNN, it all turned out to be a hoax. :P

7:02 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Lovely. I like how you softened his expression. Really good job.

4:33 AM  
Blogger awgie said...

great stuff, tho i didn't realize he'd passed. He was Canadian, too, like me ^_^

...oh, and thank you so much for the brushes and balloons downloads...

great inspiration on this site ^_^

10:48 PM  

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