Salma is undoubtedly my number one celebrity crush. And I've caricatured her before, back in 2003 when I first felt I was getting the knack of celeb caricaturing. But recently I found myself flipping through my caricature portfolio and being dissatisfied with it's contents, knowing that some, such as my Salma caricature, I could do much better today. So I gave her another shot. And I'm very pleased with the results. I focused on her big, firm lantern jaw, her thick, close knit eyebrows and her small, sexy sneer, none of which did I adhere much to the first time around in '02, regrettably. I feel this is a solid tribute to a lady I crush on. Big time.
This is a real landmark in my caricaturing career. Jones has been one of my top three crushes for years, and when I began to seriously create my caricatures about five years ago, she was one of the subjects I so dearly wanted to draw. But after a few sketches, I just felt I couldn't do her justice. Now years later, I felt I had the skills to make it happen. Here's the result. I've very happy with this. I was drawn to her apple cheeks, her perfectly curved nose, her wide grin and her long curly hair. So I feel like I really accomplished something here, and personal challenges that are met and beaten are a very good thing.
Sorry gang, I *KNOW* I've been away. I actually have been working very hard on a project I can't wait to show you, and haven't had much time to do my own work, but here's a little something I tossed off in the caribbean. (aka work break)
This was an entry in my 21st Freak Show at FN. It's a caricatured manipulation of President Obama in a parody of the movie "Forrest Gump". I came up with the idea after seeing an image of Obama with his mouth and eye in such a way that made him look like a geek, so I decided to do a Geek Show for the Freak Show. It took gold out of 49 entries. Hope you enjoy!