Friday, May 04, 2007


Caricatures, I've said it before and I'll say it again, not my strength, but people keep asking me to do them. This top one was for a friend's anniversary, his wife asked me to do something they could put up in their house. As you can see, I ripped off Phillipe Burke's technique, except not drawn as well. This was pretty fun. His stuff is great to study just for his use of colour theory.

These are some sketches for something I just finished. I'll post it later. It involved a number of celebrity caricatures so, I had to figure out how I was going to draw them before I did the final art. This was a little tricky because some of the characters in this were already drawn in my "cartoony" style so, I had to try and match the other caricatures to that style. I find this to be a struggle at times, finding a way not only a way to have a successful caricature of someone, let alone then come up with a simplified cartoon version of that caricature. I know people that can do it no problem, but for me it's as a lot of drawings and steps. Some of these turned out reasonably successful, others could still use work.


Matt Pott said...

Hey John, Its about time I stopped by and left you some comments.
Damn Amazing Caricatures I can pick almost ever one they are based my favourite being Connery.
You just got married too?? Congratulations!!

Monkeyfeather said...

Thanks Matt. Good to hear from ya!

ken said...

love the sketches and the caricatures are v cool

Kyle Marshall said...

These are cool drawings, awesome designmanship


Great anniversary painting!

adrian said...

These look like my sketch pages...only better! LOVELY!

FerdinandKreozot said...

Arny and Walken are awesome. And good thing is that even if you miss the likeness (which happens to me all the time), you end up with pretty cool looking character.
Anyhow, cheers to you and your work,



Monkeyfeather said...

Thanks Ken, Kyle, MIke and Adrian.

Thanks Milenko. Yeah, getting a likeness is a killer.

Keath007 said...

The Sean Connery one is aces!