Monday, January 7, 2013

Caricatures And Portraits

DALI
Vector caricature 



Zappa
ink on paper



















SEBASTIAN CHABAL
Vector caricature 



MADS 
Vector caricature 



MAHATMA GANDHI 
Vector caricature  





DIETER MEIER 
Vector caricature of one of my favourites - 
the frontman in the swiss electronic duo YELLO.


Dieter Meier (born 4 March 1945, Zurich)
is a Swiss musician and conceptual artist, who is best known for 
being the front man in the electronic music group Yello,
which also includes music producer Boris Blank. He is a vocalist
and lyricist, as well as manager and producer of this music group.



NINA SIMONE
Vector caricature of an American jazz singer, 
songwriter, pianist, arranger and civil rights activist.





SALVADOR DALI
Digital portrait of the most prominent Spanish surrealism painter.




DR JONAS BASANAVICIUS
Signatory of Independence of Lithuania on 
February 16, 1918.


JONAS BASANAVIČIUS (23 November 1851 in Ožkabaliai-16 February 
1927 Wilno, Poland; now Vilnius, Lithuania) was an activist and proponent 
of Lithuania's National Revival and founder of the first Lithuanian language 
newspaper Aušra. He was one of the initiators and the Chairman of the Orga-
nizing Committee of the 1905 Congress of Lithuanians, the Great Seimas 
of Vilnius. He was also a founder and chairman of the Lithuanian Scientific 
Society (1907).As a member of the Council of Lithuania, he was a signatory 
of the ACT OF INDEPENDENCE OF LITHUANIA on February 16, 1918. 
Basanavicius is often given the unique informal honorific title of the "Patriarch 
of the nation" for his contributions and help in re-establishing the Lithuanian state.


MARILYN MONROE
Digital caricature of famous American actress 
and sex symbol of all times.




ALFRED HITCHCOCK
Most famous psychological thriller film director


Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899-29 April 1980) 
was an English film director and producer. He pioneered many 
techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. 
After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films 
and early talkies, billed as England's best director, Hitchcock 
moved to Hollywood in 1939. 



ADRIEN BRODY 
Caricature of a well known actor and his roles 
as Matador and Pianist.





BUSTER KEATON
Caricature of a well known American comic actor.


Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an 
American comic actor, filmmaker, producer and writer. He was best known for 
his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently 
stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face".
Buster Keaton (his lifelong stage name) was recognized as the seventh-greatest 
director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. In 1999, the American Film
Institute ranked Keaton the 21st-greatest male star of all time. Critic Roger Ebert 
wrote of Keaton's "extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929, [when] he worked 
without interruption on a series of films that make him, arguably, the greatest 
actor-director in the history of the movies."
Orson Welles stated that Keaton's The General is "the greatest comedy ever 
made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever 
made."A 2002 worldwide poll by Sight & Sound ranked Keaton's The 
General as the 15th best film of all time. Three other Keaton films received 
votes in the magazine's survey: Our Hospitality, Sherlock, Jr., and The Navigator.



GRETA GARBO
Work in Progress





MARLENE DIETRICH 
Monochrome portrait of well known German-American 
high pro actress and singer. 
Text is from amazingly superb song, performed by Marlene.




MARLENE DIETRICH 
Portrait of iconic German-American high-profile actress and singer


Marlene Dietrich ( 27 December 1901–6 May 1992) was a German-American 
actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by conti-
nually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 
1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as "Lola-Lola" in
The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and 
provided her a contract withParamount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as 
Shanghai Express and Desire capitalised on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing 
her stardom and making her one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich 
became a U.S. citizen in 1939,[3] and throughout World War II she was a high-
profile frontline entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war 
years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful 
show performer.In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the 




ZACK DE LA ROCHA
Digital brush caricature of American singer and poet.



ZACARIAS MANUEL "ZACK" DE LA ROCHA 
(born January 12, 1970) 
American musician, poet, rapper and activist,best known as the 
vocalist and lyricist of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE.




SERENA WILLIAMS
Caricature of professional American tennis player.




JACKSON POLLOCK
Painted caricature of an American painter expressionist. 





VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY
Russian Poet with his famous soviet passport.


Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky (1893-1930) was a Russian 
and Soviet poet. He is among the foremost representatives of 
early-20th century Russian Futurism.




GERARD DEPARDIEU
Caricature of famous OBELIX.
It's my view on his new Russian citizenship. 



Caricature of famous actor as new Putin's matrioshka.
It's my view on his new Russian citizenship.


Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Gérard Depardieu 
started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", 
along with Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou. After minor roles in cinema, 
at last, he got his chance in Bertrand Blier's Les Valseuses(1974). 
That film established a new type of heroin the French cinema and the 
actor's popularity grew enormously. Later, he diversified his screen 
image and became the leading French actor of the 80s and 90s. 
He was twice awarded a César as Best Actor forLe dernier métro (1980) 
and Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), also received an Oscar nomination for 
"Cyrano" and a number of awards at international film festivals. In 1996, 
he was distinguished by the highest French title of "Chevalier du Légion 
d'Honneur".He was granted Russian citizenship on 3 January 2013, 





NICK the BAD SEED
Vector caricature of  Nick Cave


Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave 
(born 22 September 1957) 
is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, 
composer and occasional film actor.


AL PACINO
Al Pacino as "Scarface" vector Illustration


Known for his forceful dramatic presentation, Al Pacino is most closely 
associated with the roles of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972) 
trilogy, as well as Tony Montana of the legendary gangster film 
Scarface (1983).



ROBERT DE NIRO
Caricature of "Bobby" De Niro as Louis Cypher.
Vector illustration


Robert De Niro (born August 17, 1943) 
is an American actor, director and producer. 




VALDAS ADAMKUS
Caricature of the President of the Republic of Lithuania


Valdas Adamkus  born in Kaunas, Lithuania; November 3, 1926) 
was President of Lithuania from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2004 to 2009.




BJORK - H o m o g e n i c  H u n t e r 
Digital Illustration


Homogenic is the fourth studio album by Icelandic musician Björk, re-
leased in September 1997. Produced by Björk, Mark Bell, Guy Sigs-
worth, Howie B and Markus Dravs, it was released on One Little Indian 
Records. The music of Homogenic was a new style for Björk, focusing 
on similar sounding music combining electronic beats and string ins-
truments with songs in tribute to her native country Iceland. 
Homogenic was originally to be produced in her home in London, but 
was later recorded in Spain. Homogenic marked the first of several 
production collaborations between Mark Bell and Björk, whom Björk 
would cite as a major influence on her musical career. The album 
peaked at number twenty-eight on the Billboard 200, and at number 
four on the UK Albums Chart. Five singles were released from 
Homogenic: "Jóga", "Bachelorette", "Hunter", "Alarm Call" and 
"All Is Full of Love". Homogenic was highly acclaimed on its initial 
release and continues to be praised by critics, with Sal Cinquemani 
of Slant Magazine stating that "if not the greatest electronic album 
of all time, it's certainly the greatest of its decade".


LEMMY (Motorhead)
Originally created for 
C A R I C A T U R A M A   3 0 0 0   C H A L L E N G E

Lemmy for me immediately was associated with a great Lucifer character from famous animated 
feature "Cat in Boots"! This is one of my favourite animated film. So,I give you a mash up of 
Lucifer becoming a Lemmy:) Because of his powerful magic,Lucifer was changing into many 
different creatures and why not Lemmy?:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNuIZyfYM-o&feature=related

More of line art sketches on Lemmy inspired by Caricaturama 3000 challenge








Monica Bellucci
Originally created for 
C A R I C A T U R A M A   3 0 0 0   C H A L L E N G E




Monica Anna Maria Bellucci, born 30 September 1964) 

is an Italian actress and fashion model.


MORRISSEY





Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known as Morrissey, 
is an English singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 
1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the alternative rock band The Smiths. 
The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 
1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK 
Singles Chart on ten occasions. Widely regarded as an important 
innovator in indie music, Morrissey has been described by music ma-
gazine NME as "one of the most influential artists ever," and The In-
dependent has stated "most pop stars have to be dead before they 
reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime." Pitchfork Media 
has called him "one of the most singular figures in Western popular 
culture from the last twenty years."Morrissey's lyrics have been des-
cribed as "dramatic, bleak, funny vignettes about doomed relation-
ships, lonely nightclubs, the burden of the past and the prison of the 
home." He is also noted for his unique baritone vocal style (though 
he sometimes uses falsetto), his quiff haircut and his dynamic live 
performances. His forthright, often contrarian opinions, especially 
on the subject of race, have led to a number of media controversies, 
and he has also attracted media attention for his advocacy of 
vegetarianism and animal rights.



VINCENT PRICE
Created this vector caricature illustration originally for 
C A R I C A T U R A M A   3 0 0 0   C H A L L E N G E


Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) 
was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic 
attitude in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career.


HAYAO MYIAZAKI
Created this vector caricature illustration originally for
C A R I C A T U R A M A   3 0 0 0   C H A L L E N G E


Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿 Miyazaki Hayao?, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese manga artist and prominent film director and animator of many popular anime feature films. Through a career that has spanned nearly fifty years, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a maker of animated feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, an animation studio and production company. The success of Miyazaki's films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, British animator Nick Park and Robert Zemeckis; he has also been named one of the most influential people by Time magazine.




JEAN RENO
Created this caricature originally for
C A R I C A T U R A M A   3 0 0 0   C H A L L E N G E



Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez known as Jean Reno (French pronunciation: 


born July 30, 1948, Casablanca) is a French-Spanish actor. Working in French, 
English, Japanese, Spanish and Italian, he has appeared not only in numerous 
successful Hollywood productions such as The Pink Panther (2006), Godzilla 
(1998), The Da Vinci Code, Mission: Impossible, Ronin and Couples Retreat, 
but also in European productions such as the French films Les Visiteurs (1993), 
its sequel Les Visiteurs 2 (1998) and Léon (1994) along with the 2005 Italian 
film The Tiger and the Snow.



CHRISTIAN BALE
Created this digital caricature illustration originally for
C A R I C A T U R A M A   3 0 0 0   C H A L L E N G E




Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is an English actor. 
Best known for his roles in American films, Bale has starred in both big budget 
Hollywood films and the smaller projects from independent producers and art hou-
ses. Bale first caught the public eye at the age of 13, when he was cast in the star-
ring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987). He played an English 
boy who is separated from his parents and subsequently finds himself lost in a Japa-
nese internment camp during World War II. He is also notable for his role as se-
rial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000), and for portraying Bruce 
Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight 
(2008) and the upcoming finale The Dark Knight Rises (2012).In 2010, Bale por-
trayed Dicky Eklund in the biopic The Fighter. He received critical acclaim for his 
role and won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting 
Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Screen Actors 
Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.


CHRISTIAN BALE 
one of the stages of work in progress





TOM WAITS
"Bad As Me"








Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) 
is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, 
described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bour-
bon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run 
over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music 
styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on 
industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a 
composer for movies and musical plays and has acted in supporting roles in films inclu-
ding Paradise Alley and Bram Stoker's Dracula; he also starred in the 1986 film Down 
by Law. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One 
from the Heart. Lyrically, Waits' songs frequently present atmospheric portrayals of 
grotesque, often seedy characters and places—although he has also shown a penchant 
for more conventional ballads. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent 
songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are best-known 
through cover versions by more commercial artists: "Jersey Girl", performed by 
Bruce Springsteen, "Ol' '55", performed by the Eagles, and "Downtown Train", 
performed by Rod Stewart. Although Waits' albums have met with mixed commercial 
success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales 
status in other countries. He has been nominated for a number of major music awards 
and has won Grammy Awards for two albums, Bone Machine and Mule Variations. 
In 2011, Waits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



DEXTER MORGAN 
Created this vector caricature illustration originally for
C A R I C A T U R A M A   3 0 0 0   C H A L L E N G E


Dexter Morgan (né Moser) is a fictional character in a series of novels by 
Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004), Dearly Devoted 
Dexter (2005), Dexter in the Dark (2007), Dexter by Design (2009), Dexter 
Is Delicious (2010) and Double Dexter (2011). In 2006, the first novel was 
adapted into the Showtime TV series Dexter and its companion web series 
Dexter: Early Cuts.In both the novels and the TV series, Dexter is a forensic 
blood spatter analyst who works for the fictitious Miami-Metro Police De-
partment; in his spare time, he is a serial killer who preys on other murde-
rers who have escaped the justice system. He follows an elaborate code of 
ethics and procedures taught to him in childhood by his foster father, Harry 
Morgan (which he refers to as "The Code" or "The Code of Harry"), which 
hinges on two principles: Dexter can only kill people after finding evidence 
that they are guilty of murder, and he must dispose of all evidence so he 
never gets caught. The program's first season was largely based on the 
first novel, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, but the following seasons veered 
away from the rest of the book series.In the television program, Dexter 
is played by Michael C. Hall. He has received rave reviews for his port-
rayal, both critically and popularly, and he won a Golden Globe Award in 
2009 for Best Actor in a Television Series or Drama for his portrayal of 
Dexter Morgan in the fourth season.



RYRALIO DJ's 
DJ from Lithuania "in house guru" - Sarunas Karalius




Diskžokėjaus karjerą pradėjęs dar praeitame tūkstantmetyje DJ Karalius 
(Šarūnas Karalius) nusipelnė Lietuvos elektroninės muzikos pionieriaus vardo. 
Būtent jis buvo tas žmogus, kurio dėka elektroninė muzika pradėjo skambėti 
radijo stočių eteryje, visų pirma Kauno "Titanikoje" bei "Kauno Fonas". 
Nuo 1995 m. jis su bendraminčiais pradėjo organizuoti legendinius šokių mu-
zikos vakarėlius Kauno "Pakalnės" kavinėje. Vėliau DJ Karalius aktyviai 
įsijungė į žinomų šokių muzikos vakarėlių "Ore" veiklą, o šiandien jau yra 
grojęs turbūt kiekviename Lietuvos klube.



JONAS MEKAS
Vector line art caricature 



Jonas Mekas (Lithuanian pronunciation: [ˈjonɐs ˈmækɐs]; 
born December 24,1922) is a Lithuanian-born American filmmaker, 
writer and curator who has often been called "the godfather of 
American avant-garde cinema. His work has been exhibited in 
museums and festivals across Europe and America.



STING
Vector  line art caricature






Sting (born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner on 2 October 1951), 
CBE, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist,
activist, actor and philanthropist. Prior to starting his solo career, 
he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock 
band The Police. Sting has varied his musical style throughout his career,
incorporating distinct elements of jazz, reggae, classical, new age, and 
worldbeat into his music. As a solo musician and member of The Police, 
Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his
first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, three Brit 
Awards winning Best British Male in 1994, a Golden Globe, an Emmy 
Award, and several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He is a 
member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters 
Hall of Fame.


RUSSELL CROWE
Created this vector caricatures originally for
C A R I C A T U R A M A   3 0 0 0   C H A L L E N G E









Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is a New Zealander Australian actor, 
film producer and musician.[6] He came to international attention for his 
role as Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical 
epic film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, for which he won an Academy 
Award for Best Actor, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best 
Actor, an Empire Award for Best Actor and a London Film Critics Circle 
Award for Best Actor and ten further nominations for Best Actor. Crowe 
appeared as the tobacco firm whistle blower Jeffrey Wigand in the 1999 
film The Insider, for which he received five awards as Best Actor and se-
ven nominations in the same category. In 2001, Crowe's portrayal of mathe-
matician and Nobel Prize winner John F. Nash in the biopic A Beautiful 
Mind brought him numerous awards, including an BAFTA Award for Best 
Actor in a Leading Role, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor category 
Motion Picture Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding 
Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. Crowe's other films include 
L.A. Confidential (1997), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the 
World (2003) Cinderella Man (2005), American Gangster (2007), 3:10 to 
Yuma (2007) and Robin Hood (2010). Crowe's work has earned him seve-
ral accolades, including a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three 
Academy Award nominations in a row (1999–2001), one Golden Globe 
Award for Best Actor, one BAFTA, and an Academy Award. Due to his 
success and character variety, critics have often called him a "virtuoso" 
actor. He is also co-owner of South Sydney Rabbitohs, an Australian 
National Rugby League team.



STEVE JOBS
Made this originally for CARICATURAMA 3000 Challenge
(Digitally painted in Photoshop)

Work in progress (Final stage) 2012




Work in progress_stage 2





Work in progress_stage 1





CHRISTOPHER WALKEN
Digitally painted in Photoshop

Christopher Walken (pronounced /ˈwɔːlkən/; born March 31, 1943) 
is an American stage and screen actor. He has appeared in more 
than 100 movies and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, 
Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Sleepy Hollow, 
Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, At Close Range, King 
of New York, True Romance, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction, 
Wedding Crashers, The Rundown, Click, and Hairspray as well as 
music videos by recording artists such as Madonna, Journey, 
Run DMC, The Left Rights and Fatboy Slim. Walken's films have 
grossed more than $1.8 billion in the United States. He has also 
played the main role in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, 
Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. He is also a popular guest-host 
of Saturday Night Live, having hosted 7 times as of April 2008. His 
most notable roles on the show include record producer Bruce 
Dickinson (no relation to the singer with the same name) in the 
"More Cowbell" sketch and his multiple appearances as The 
Continental. Walken debuted as a film director and script writer 
with the short film Popcorn Shrimp in 2001. He also wrote and 
acted the main role in a play about Elvis Presley titled Him in 1995.



NICK CAVE
Digitally painted in Photoshop


Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave (born 22 September 1957)
 is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer 
and occasional film actor.He is best known for his work as a frontman 
of the critically acclaimed rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 
established in 1983, a group known for its eclectic influences and musical 
styles. Before that, he had fronted the group The Birthday Party in the 
early 1980s, a band renowned for its highly gothic, challenging lyrics and 
violent sound influenced by free jazz, blues, and post-punk. In 2006, he 
formed the garage rock band Grinderman that released its debut the fol-
lowing year. Cave's music is generally characterised by emotional inten-
sity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with "religion, 
death, love, America, and violence. "Upon Cave's induction into the 
ARIA Hall of Fame, ARIA Awards committee chairman Ed St John said, 
“Nick Cave has enjoyed—and continues to enjoy—one of the most extra-
ordinary careers in the annals of popular music. He is an Australian artist 
like Sidney Nolan is an Australian artist—beyond comparison, beyond 
genre, beyond dispute.


VINCENT VAN GOGH
Digitally painted in Photoshop


Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) 
was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough 
beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 
20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental 
illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted 
to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found). His work was then 
known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.Van Gogh 
loved art from an early age. He began to draw as a child, and he continued 
making drawings throughout the years leading to his decision to become an 
artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of 
his best-known works during his last two years. In just over a decade, he 
produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and 
more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. His work 
included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes of flowers, portraits and 
paintings of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers.



BRAD PITT
I n g l o r i o u s   B a s t a r d
Digitally painted in Photoshop


William Bradley "Brad" Pitt[1] (born December 18, 1963) 
is an American actor and film producer. Pitt has received four 
Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe Award 
nominations, winning one Golden Globe. He has been described 
as one of the world's most attractive men, a label for which he 
has received substantial media attention.


DEAD OR ALIVE 
Digital painting of a good friend David


david portrait _dead or alive

DAVID PORTRAIT work in progress part IV done

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