I admit it. I've got a crush on Kristen Bell. So sue me.
I've wanted to caricature her since I saw her in "Reefer Madness" (By far her best role ever, with her part in the upcoming "Fanboys" movie looking like a close second). But for some reason, I just couldn't get it right. She suffers from that modern Hollywood affliction that makes today's actors so hard to caricature: A character-less face. In the old days if someone drew John Wayne, Vincent Price, Betty Davis, Charlie Chaplin, or Carol Channing, you immediately knew who that was by their face. But today's actors are tailor-made to be pristine in their beauty and kept from having any discernible facial characteristics. Bell, pretty as she is, was the same case.
However, careful analysis over a long period of time, plus the use of just the right reference photo, brought it all together for me. Bell has beautiful, tiny little blue eyes. She has a sharp, tiny little nose. And when she smiles, she has the most awesome heart-shaped Cheshire grin you've ever seen. I did a quick scribble of these traits, just as visual notes for a final drawing, and ended up feeling that I'd cinched in in the sketch. So I inked it, colored it, and brought it home. I'm happy with it. It was a good day.