Monday, July 24, 2006

Борат Сагдиев- Sexy time with Borat

For those not in the know, Borat is the creation of comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen (who also plays the character Ali G). His Borat character need only stand there with his stupid expression and I piss myself laughing. So I tried to capture that.

As usual here are also some dud attempts.


Blogger Pauk said...

My wife, she is deeaaAAD!

3:32 AM  
Blogger kcirbuk said...

Ha , ha, FANTASTIC!!!!!

Paco K.

4:14 AM  
Blogger Erica Rosario said...

Your line work is awesome!

7:54 AM  
Blogger J. Nowland said...

Hey Chris.... Love the drawing... heck Love the "Borat" for that matter... I really like all of the drawings... but I think my favorite is the "dud" on the right... for me it gives the "in your face" feeling he has in his interviews... either way.... another great job.... PEACE!

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chris! You sure did capture Borat alright... Here's hoping to see a rendition of Ali G himself and Bruno... just kidding... I do like it when you post your "duds" as well...


9:33 AM  
Blogger Shoy said...

Escellent job as always,Chris! I've been a fan of Dal Ali G show for awhile and you've captured his Borat character beautifully!

Any ETA on some more of your videos? I can't wait to see more!

1:42 PM  
Blogger G said...

Great stuff, Chris! I like Borat and Ali G as well. Have you seen that trailer to the Borat movie? Hilarious. "She's my sister..."

6:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

hahah man your duds are phenominal too!

1:01 AM  
Blogger Mustashrik said...

hahah this one is awesome! can't wait for the Borat Movie to come out, its oh soo close, that Sacha Baron Cohen is a genius! your art rocks!



4:56 AM  
Blogger GM said...

beautiful work!!! and THANK YOU for sharing your process with us.

what size are you working? (muffin and wondergirl)

5:36 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks all. It was a fun piece and I'm glad I did him justice.

j. nowland- Yeah, the second dud piece turned out looking more like Frank Zappa. I think it was because of the moustache. And he looked a bit too evil in that one.

Gary- More videos very, very soon. Within the next week or so at the most.

g- Yeah, the trailer looks great!

gm- Thanks, gm. Amazing work on your site!

I'm working fairly small with these caricatures, about A4-A5 size, roughly 21cm square (8 inches)

10:29 AM  
Blogger J. Nowland said...

Hey Chris... Now that you mention it.... I totally get what you were sayin'.... he does look a lot like Zappa... Which in-turn inspired me to do up a quick drawing of him... ... anyways.... Thanks again for the daily inspiration.... PEACE!


5:41 PM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

Wow... I can't get over how many styles you kick ass with! I'm overwhelmed and utterly impressed...!

5:46 PM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Cheers from Canada! Thanks for posting your very well thought out tutorials. Really clear and helpful. I enjoy that you use xerox paper for line art. As a storyboard artist that's what I do most of my work on. It certainly does the trick.

We found you on comments to Domenic Bugatto's blog. Great stuff here.


1:07 AM  
Blogger Toby said...

I luv your work. I want to get ot your level, which I'm sure would take my entire life. I'm very busy with work, a wife a nd 2 kids. How do you suggest I hone my talents. Figure drawing? I don't have a lot of time or money, but creative thoughts inside my brain. I'm looking to capture a style. How?

1:20 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

j. nowland- Great Zappa piece.

urbanbarbarian- Dan, Thanks! Really love your work.

the doodlers- Hey thanks guys.

toby- Maybe carry a sketchbook with you wherever you go (holidays, travelling etc), just so you get into the habit of drawing, and drawing from life.

Life drawing would be good too but it might be hard to find time with your busy schedule.

Post your work up in illustration forums for critiques, or show your art to fellow artist friends. If you're going in the wrong direction their help can save a lot of backtracking.

Try and get into the habit of doing a drawing a day. Draw from your imagination, from photos in magazines, from your favourite artists. Also invest in some books on drawing and anatomy. Most of all, have fun. If you enjoy what you are doing, it'll make all the hard work ahead not seem so bad.

If you want any specific questions answered, let me know.

5:35 PM  
Blogger heri said...

I have a question, what goes through your mind when designing a character? from start to finish, even before drawing anything to final color.


10:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

heri- Are we talking about caricatures? I can usually picture the distortions in my head, almost immediately after seeing a person's photo, then it's just a matter of translating it to the page. For me it starts with the head shape (is it long, wide, round, squashed, concave, convex etc.) Then I move onto the most prominent features. It's just as important to underexaggerate the minor features, as it is to overexaggerate the prominent ones.

Making mental observations about the subject is an important step before putting pencil to paper.

Hope that made sense.

12:23 PM  
Blogger heri said...

It did, i have found my self walking around looking at random people, and just picturing what I would exagerate, seeign the big shape first before the detail. I guess that's a start. :)

but I was talking about character design/ character development.


1:39 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

When I'm doing character design for a client I usually do about 5 or 6 character sketches in different styles, depending on the brief (I also add one completely different from the client's brief, just in case I can change their mind). Then the client narrows it down, or asks to combine certain elements from one with another. Once the character's approved (which can be a quick process or drag on forever), I draw up some colour layouts of the final character. If it was a character for animation, I'd also draw some turnarounds, pose and expression drawings.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Amazing work !! You've got this spot on !

3:20 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Andrew!

1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chris- I love your Borat! My favorite is the 'dud' on the right too... I have a question about it though- can you email me at Please?
Thanks so much!

3:43 AM  

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