Friday, April 3, 2009


edit:added final color version

Here's a preliminary drawing of the subject of the latest caricature jam at drawingboard, Scarlett Johansson. A very good face for caricature, she's a bit controversial though, as some think she's smokin hot and other's think shes just odd looking. you can see that reflected in some of the entries in the jam, as well as many other caricatures of her. It's the same as Keira Knightley, who i've also drawn. I think it's the more complex faces, in terms of how they are perceived, that make the best caricatures. In terms of Scarlett Johansson, I'd say I'm somewhere in the middle.I think she's pretty , but in a unique way. Anyway,I tried to have fun with this one, as the likeness came pretty easy. However, there isn't as much exaggeration as i would like. C'est la vie.

I'll have a finished version of this and of my lee van Cleef painting up soon i imagine


Dominic Philibert said...

Spot on!!!!!!!!!!
Very good likeness.
Great piece man!

Dominic Philibert said...

She's actually Alison Mosshart!!!!!!
The Kills singer!!!!!


good stuff.

I'm not sure about tge eyes but I like it.


Niall O loughlin said...

One of your best, love the way you really pushed this one.

Will Appledorn said...

thanks fellas-

pedro- yeah, the eyes were the weakest link, i thought i had fixed it on the final though.

niall- one of my best? i'm flattered, but i disagree.