Friday, March 25, 2011

RIP Elizabeth Taylor


A caricature of a very young Elizabeth Taylor who died yesterday aged 79. I haven't seen any of her movies, and only can name a couple ('National Velvet' and 'Cleopatra') but there is no denying her iconic status in Hollywood and in the world of cinema.

Here is a link to the first sketch and the revised version which I then used for the final painting. Pencil and Photoshop.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Beat Takeshi


A caricature of Japanese actor/filmmaker (as well as comedian, painter and tap dancer) Kitano 'Beat' Takeshi. I mainly know him from two fave Japanese films, 'Zatoichi' and 'Battle Royale'.

This was scanned pencil, overpainted with texture brushes and texture overlays in Photoshop. Here's a link to the original pencil drawing before Photoshop textures were added.

...and on a different matter, this blog just turned 5 years old!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Takashi Miike and Audition


A caricature of Takashi Miike, who is a controversial and prolific filmmaker from Japan. His notoriety has come from his bizarre and ultra violent films such as Ichi the Killer, Imprint, Visitor Q and the film which the caricature below is based from, Audition.


These were both done for a Japan themed Caricaturama Showdown 3000 to raise awareness for the recent Japanese quake and tsunami disaster.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chow Yun-Fat


A caricature of famous Hong Kong actor, Chow Yun-Fat done for Caricaturama Showdown 3000. My exaggerations are usually fairly conservative, so I made an effort to push myself further on this one. It was fun slotting together all the features like a puzzle. Below is the b/w version before colouring.

Jinkies!


I thought I'd break the run of headshots I've been posting lately with something different. This is a fun sketch of Scooby Doo's Velma I did for a Drawing Jam over at The Drawing Board.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

No, it's not Carlos Santana...


It's that Gaddafi guy.

Done in Photoshop (over a lo-res sketch after it was accidentally saved over the hi-res version. D'oh!) Below is the original sketch before colouring.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Bill Murray


A caricature of actor Bill Murray from his younger 'Stripes' days. This was a pencil sketch scanned with extra shading and texture added in Photoshop. Not sure if I'll take this one to a painting as I like the way the rough pencils suit the scarred textures of Murray's skin.
All artwork © Chris Wahl 2013 unless otherwise stated. All characters are copyright to their respective owners