A working class artist has to do many things to make a living. If you are only doing one thing, you will have a somewhat better chance of being famous, but it is also much more likely that art will be a hobby, not a living.
Ever since I discovered Joe Bluhm’s extreme caricature work, I’ve wanted to expand my own style. I figured I might as well start with myself.
This caricature was done in pen and colored pencil, one pass – no preliminaries. It is an intentionally extreme, exaggerated self-portrait caricature.
Caricature art of Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana and someone who is already running for President.
Dick Gautier is an actor who has appeared in many TV shows and movies. He is also a very good artist! In fact, I consider Mr. Gautier to be one of the two people who inspired me to become a caricature artist.
Dick Gautier, Actor, Artist
Since you are here, you should take a look at Dick Gautier’s work. I’m jealous of his talent.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:
Alberto had to appear before a Senate panel investigating the firing of some US attorneys. It wasn’t a very friendly audience. It was like a gang clubbing a baby seal. The Attorney General didn’t remember much, alas, which was sad. I prefer direct answers to questions. But that’s just me.
I have given up painting. Well, not exactly. Instead, I’ve spent more time working on portraits and caricature sketches of people. It’s a good party and event skill, but sometimes I lose track of what I’m doing. I don’t want to forget how to do these things.
Sketching when done right has an interesting way of bringing out a person’s character and emotions. It’s hard to explain but you’ll see it in this sketch.
10″ x 14″ graphite, by Pagani 2006
There is no truth in art, every line is a lie – as in life. Yet art IS truth, for it belongs to the world of that which is unseen. The lines reveal what lies beneath the truth … and above it.