These are a couple of quick, almost caricature type cartoons that I did a while back (March 18th, 2010). More recently I cleaned up the linework a little. I drew these while watching an episode of Ellen, where Pamela Anderson was a guest. They had a caricaturist there drawing them live, but from what I recall, Ellen seemed to think the caricature of herself was too exaggerated. I don't think she's a big fan of caricatures in general!
My caricature style is a lot softer and more subtle. Things that I tend to focus on for likeness are the shape of the face, the shape of the nose, shape of the ears (if visible), shape of the eyebrows, size of the eyes, and of course - the hair.
I found it interesting to draw these two women who look very different from each other, and pick out little nuances to hint at their likeness. I think that the sketch of Ellen shows likeness better, but maybe that's because the sketch of Pamela reminds me a little of my character Zalanda, from my comic series, Green Corner
. Pamela was actually an early influence on the character design for Zalanda, so that's no surprise!