Monday, December 08, 2008

Björk caricatures

A trio of caricatures of eccentric Icelandic singer, Björk from the current December caricature jam over at the Drawing Board.



45 Comments:

Anonymous Matt said...

first one is superb - love the subtle colors, got a real youthful look to it. Love the mono brow in the second - spot on :)

12:08 AM  
Blogger Moyse said...

Love them both, great work!

2:40 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

Realy realy good!
We can see is crazyness in that here !..

6:29 AM  
Blogger Charles DA COSTA said...

love! great work!!!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Great stuff Chris, both are very cool!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Azzamckazza said...

Love the second one...you should rebubble it!

12:22 PM  
Blogger Big Sam said...

Dude! you rule! I must draw you!

2:04 PM  
Blogger andres alvez said...

Muy buenos trabajos!!!!

2:33 AM  
Anonymous theb said...

tout simplement génial!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Bob Fingerman said...

Those are amazing. Your work really blows my mind.

10:08 AM  
Blogger William Appledorn said...

I've already comment on drawingoboard, but Both are just perfect. really great work, and always an inspiration.

1:14 PM  
Blogger patbollin said...

You're incredible man! Thanks for keeping it up, and showing it off! I've really benefited from your tutorials over the last few years too.

2:13 AM  
Blogger ramanjit said...

hi sir
great blog great work.
hat's off!!!!!!!

5:18 AM  
Blogger ioo said...

Amazing works here!!!both graphics style are greats!!Great inspiration for me...

11:18 AM  
Blogger Calice said...

Really nice!!
I think the first one also has something of Laura San Giacomo
(Actress in the movie "Sex, Lies and Videotape")

http://images.askmen.com/women/actress_300/pictures_300/laura_san_giacomo/laura_san_giacomo_150.jpg

But maybe I'm wrong!!

8:01 PM  
Blogger Jean-Marc Borot said...

Waoh !
Great as always.
The first, realistic is really cool, but I like a lot the second one. Makes me think of some french caricaturists as Solo or Gibo.
It's so difficult to make such drawings !
I should post mine on the drawingboard.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Michael Dooney said...

love that Bjork, great colors too. Do you do these in bw and then adjust for color afterwards?

5:17 AM  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

The 2nd one's killer !

6:52 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Azzamckazza- If it wasn't for the copyright implications, I would.

Big Sam- Thanks! If you want to draw me, you can participate in the ongoing Caricaturists' Caricature jam over at The Drawing Board. It's free to sign up, after that you can find my ugly mug on page 55 of the thread.

Calice- I can't see Laura but I can definitely see Vanessa Hudgens (the brunette from High School Musical) in the first one.

Michael Dooney- The first started off as a black and white sketch. The linework was then colourised and put on a multiply layer above a different flat colour. I then added some highlights to the flat colour layer, flattened the pic then used the smudge tool to smooth some of the rough linework.

4:55 PM  
Blogger J. Nowland said...

Hey Chris.... these pictures are Björkin' Awesome.... yeah... I said it... anyways.... I really like how you can flip through styles to bring us different kinds of rad.... always fun stoppin' by... PEACE!
J

8:53 PM  
Blogger zieglarf said...

If you change the date of the post, then you can re-post!

Put's it at the top just like a new post, go out again in the RSS feed, and keeps it in place for search engines.

the drawings are great, I especially like the the 2nd, but I don't know Bjork so no comment on likeness.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

zieglarf- How do you change the date of the post? I can't seem to find that option. Mind you, I'm still using the old version of blogger so that could be the reason.

J and zieglarf- Thanks for the comments.

11:21 AM  
Blogger zieglarf said...

When you're on the screen to edit a post, look down by the bottom, click on 'Post Options' (right above the publish button).

I believe it's there on the old style as well. An old post will be re-posted like a new post.

Put a future date in a brand new post, and it will schedule it for that date and time. But I'm not sure if this feature works on the old style though.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

zieglarf- The option seems to be available on the old version as well. Not sure if I'll take advantage of it, but I appreciate the info.

8:48 PM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Oooh I like the middle one. What an excellent stylised likeness.

Greetings! We'll add you to our links list, and Happy New Year.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Rayford said...

Gawd! These are great! You've captured her likeness and personality perfectly!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Calice said...

Ok you're right! She looks more like Vanessa!

9:01 PM  
Blogger xenos said...

most definitely spot on. you capture her quirkiness down to the t...

12:17 AM  
Blogger Wittygraphy: Caricature Community said...

Your drawings are fantastic! Please join us at http://www.wittygraphy.com. Wittygraphy is a social network to share, discuss, and promote caricatures. Participation of artists of your caliber means a lot to our community.

6:44 PM  
Blogger justdoodleit said...

Amazing caricatures.Bjork is captured very nicely in these explorations!

12:34 AM  
Anonymous scott jones-mcmahon said...

A man after my own heart! I love these different styles that capture the character of the subject

9:54 PM  
Blogger Sean (53AN) Gardner said...

WOW these absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I love the versitility you have and it's even more umpactful having them in one post. Great work

9:06 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone for your generous comments. These were fun to do. She's a great subject.

Wittygraphy- Thanks for the invite. I'll try and find the time to stop by.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Kyle Poling said...

these are great, I especially love the first one, loose yet controled brushwork - the hair and eyes really make the piece. Also like how simple the second one is, but you can still tell that its her - very nice!

11:56 AM  
Blogger greg oakes said...

gotta love bjork; she's so freakin adorable!!! outstanding as per usually my down under friend!! bravo!

word verification: bumstr

7:46 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Kyle, Greg- Thanks to both of you for the comments.

7:59 PM  
Blogger MARCELO GUERRA caricaturista said...

AMAZING GRAPHICATURE OF BJORK !!!!

5:10 AM  
Blogger Nathanael Lark said...

Fantastic! These are all so much fun and you maintain an impeccable likeness while diversifying styles. Great job!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Marcelo and Nathanael- Thankyou!

9:21 PM  
Blogger Rick Roberts said...

Buddy, what the hell was your problem on John K.'s blog ? If you read the ENTIRE post he said life drawing is only useful when you apply to your cartooning and not everyone does it. You are really talented guy and it's a shame you are an immature douche bag.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Rick Roberts said...

BTW, cook Bjork charicatures.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Rick- I've really got no idea what you're talking about mate. I rarely visit John K's blog and have never commented on it.

The comment you're referring to was made by someone called Anthony (my name's Chris btw) and in his comment was a link to my Bjork work. This doesn't mean I wrote the comment.

Please get your facts straight before you go blowing your top.

...and I'm glad you like my caricatures.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Rick Roberts said...

Sorry about that. Please accept my apologies. I couldn't tell since this was the only profile, I hope you understand.

1:21 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

No problem, Rick.

Thanks for the apology.

1:28 AM  
Blogger Zoran Taylor said...

Actually, I think it's more like "Life drawing is only useful when you apply it to your cartoons IF YOU'RE A CARTOONIST WHO ISN'T INTERESTED IN LIFE DRAWING AS A STAND-ALONE SKILL". The fact that John didn't articulate that last part is precisely what got Anthony so pissed off. But that's his problem, because John IS a cartoonist. Anthony just hates his guts for not having the same tastes that he does and chooses to be an asshole about it.

These are cool, by the way.

5:35 AM  

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