Caricature/Cartoon – Queen Elizabeth II, the reigning British Monarch and Her Crown!

Queen Elizabeth II is the queen regnant of the United Kingdom. (Queen Regnant is a queen with all the royal authority ascribed to the ruler instead of being queen just by virtue of being the wife of a king.) This caricature-cartoon of Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom is about those many crowns that she wears!

After the caricature is a short biography of the Queen (Find the long one here.)

The caricature, cartoon of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom reflecting upon her crown!

Uneasy?

Queen Elizabeth’s shortest biography on the web:

She was born on April 21, 1926. Her father George VI was the last Emperor of India. When he died in 1952, Elizabeth ascended the throne. About 5 years before her coronation she married Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburg, with whom she had fallen in love when she was only thirteen. They had four children. The Queen went through a lot of public criticism over the Charles-Diana debacle and later her response to Diana’s death. After Queen Victoria and King George III, she’s the longest reigning monarch of the British Empire, who has been the queen for 58 years now.

(Source: The Official Website of the British Monarchy.)

The Queen’s Annus Horribilis:

The Queen called 1992 her annus horribilis, which included the Topless Sarah Ferguson’s toe being kissed by John Bryan scandal, the fire at the palace, and Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s divorce…among other things! Phew! What an year…even for a queen with all the support systems in place!

(Source: Annus Horribilis – 1992 )

The Queen’s Gutsy Admirer – Michael Fagan

Of course, you can read the details of the Queen’s biography all over the web. So, let me talk about Michael Fagan, a 32-year-old man who broke into the Buckingham Palace and got into the Queen’s bedroom. This young man sat in the Queen’s bedroom and had about 8 minutes of uninterrupted conversation with her. Fascinating…right? The underside of it all was that he was accused of stealing half-a-bottle of wine…and then had to spend about six months in a mental asylum! There are two ways of looking at this punishment.

  1. It was a small price to pay for a one-to-one conversation with the Queen.
  2. Something was mentally wrong with those who put him into the mental asylum instead of the prison. By this philosophy, the thieves who ransacked our office last year and partied on all that was available in the pantry, should be sent to the mental assylum, instead of being put behind bars!

(Source: The Michael Fagan Incident)

Here are some interesting links:

Queen Elizabeth II – Glossary:

Queen Regnant: The queen who is vested with all the royal authority (at par with the King.)
Queen Consort: The queen who’s a queen by virtue of being the wife of a king.
Annus Horibilis: A truly bad year where nothing works out and everybody is out to get you. (2009 for me, 1992 for the Queen!)

Drawing the Caricature of Queen Elizabeth II:

(A Window into my Thoughts, for those who want to learn how to draw the Queen’s caricature.)

  • When you draw a queen, caricature or otherwise, you draw a queen. So it was important that the caricature highlighted her queenly attributes/features. Thus, the crown became important.
  • Next, because the caricature was of Queen Elizabeth II, it had to have a likeness. As you’d note from her pictures, the Queen’s chin is slightly drawn in and she’s got a nice nose and a smile. These were important too.
  • So the crown, the chin, and the smile got exaggerated. The dress and the ribbons were drawn to build additional likeness.
  • The joke…well:-) Queen Elizabeth II is a strong woman who seems to have been born with a crown – and so she hardly notices it:-)
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Cool Caricaturist – Mort Drucker of the MAD Magazine!

Mort Drucker turned 80 last year. Drucker’s caricatures fascinated me for years, before I even figured out the fact that there was an artist who was responsible for creating those extremely detailed, and beautifully proportioned caricatures.

It took me a long-long time to discover that those sketches and drawings that we see in the magazines were drawn by real, live people. For me, until about the age of 12, they were just “printed”. I didn’t think that humans drew them before they got printed! Weird…but true!

Drucker’s caricatures make you wonder how someone could have the patience, the steadiness of hand, and the vision to put it all on the paper in such an amazing manner.

Here are some links that will help you explore the works and understand the personality of this great caricaturist.

The Caricaturist’s Favorites and the Blame Game!

Ah! I now have enough caricatures on this blog to list my favorites. I know I know…Lady Gaga hasn’t yet made an appearance here, nor has the much awaited Shakespeare, but then, if you don’t leave me a clue to your favorites, how do you expect me to sketch their caricatures and cartoons? I am not the one to be blamed for the absence of your favorites – YOU ARE!

Okay – now I am done with venting my feelings of the angry kind. Hmm…I am feeling better already.

So among the caricatures that I’ve posted so far, here are my top five favorites.

So, let us come back to the blame game. The data tells me that you were here – but then, you leave no sign for me to interpret, no clue to your favorite celebs/personalities, not even a short motivational message – My dear visitor – speak up:)

I stop here as gastronomical issues are becoming more important with each passing minute. But hear up, visitor o’mine…my sketch pen and paper need to hear from you!

Caricature/Cartoon – Queen Cleopatra – Was Cleopatra Breathtakingly Beautiful, Acceptably Attractive, or Unbelievably Ugly?

The question of Cleopatra‘s beauty remains unanswered. However, after innumerable studies, some die-hard Cleopatra scholars have decided that she wasn’t dreadful to look at, nor was she as beautiful as Elizabeth Taylor’s rendition of her character makes her to be.

So here’s what she’d think, if she were looking down a 2000 year time-tunnel…watching those posters:)

A caricature, cartoon, picture of Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of egypt - Was she beautiful or Ugly?

Was she Beautiful or Smart?

The Story of Queen Cleopatra – the Last Pharaoh of Egypt!

Cleopatra’s Childhood and Youth:

Cleopatra was born in 69 BC. She co-ruled Egypt first with her father, then with her brothers, one of which she also married (Pull in those huge eyeballs. Brothers and Sisters often married in the Ancient Egypt. This “intermarriage” and “inter-breeding” supposedly helped them keep their bloodline pure!) So in those times, this marriage wasn’t incest at all.

Here’s some bit of history in our simple modern language. Cleopatra wasn’t an ordinary woman. Beautiful or not, she was definitely full of gumption. When she was 14, Cleopatra helped her father Ptolemy XII in his work. (Yes, those ancients probably didn’t have enough unique names and so we need to deal with those numbers. Our Cleopatra of dubious beauty too was the VII of the many Cleopatras who bob up and down the Egyptian historical waters.)

When Cleopatra turned 18, Ptolemy XII signed himself out of this world, and Cleo had to marry her young, 12-year-old brother, Ptolemy XIII (yes, the unlucky number thirteen!) Within a few months, there was trouble between the young couple (the causes are unknown and unrecorded, yet it isn’t difficult to imagine a young, mature-beyond-her-years Cleopatra struggling to keep calm while her husband threw his rice on the table and yabba-dabba-dooed his way through dinner.)

Cleopatra Turns Political – with Julius Caesar!

So Cleo decided to leave him. While she waited for good things to happen, something (like a severed head of Caesar’s General) brought an angry, smoke-belching Caesar to Alexandria. Cleopatra smartly assessed the situation, wrapped herself in a Persian Carpet, and presented herself to her enemy’s enemy, as gift. One thing led to another…and the two rolled into an item. Among other things, Caesar gave Cleopatra, Caesarion – but refused to name him his heir in Rome, choosing his grand-nephew Octavian instead. At the time of Caesarion’s birth, Cleopatra was just 22.

Cleopatra Tries to Make a Home – with Mark Antony!

To make a long story short, after Caesar’s death, Cleopatra came back to Egypt, and with her brother and husband dead, she became the Pharaoh when she was 25. Later, she had a politically motivated relationship with Mark Antony, who was married to Octavian’s sister, Octavia (Notice the lack of creativity in the way even the Romans named their kids. Tchah!) Then there was this war between Antony and Octavian, and in 30 BC when Antony’s armies deserted him, a 39-year-old Cleopatra committed suicide through the traditional route of being bitten by a poisonous snake.

Here are some links that you’ll find helpful:

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A Note about Cleopatra’s Caricature:)

I’ll be adding Cleopatra’s cartoon/caricature/sketch – call it whatever you like, today! Have you ever asked yourself, whether Cleopatra was really as beautiful as the movies make her look?!

Good Question!

Caricature/Sketch – Abraham Lincoln – The US President who Led the US through the Civil War.

Caricature/Sketch of Abraham Lincoln the 16th President of the US who led America through the Civil War of 1861-65, and ended Slavery.

What is he thinking?

Abraham Lincoln (Abe Lincoln) was the sixteenth President of the US.

Personal Information:

Lincoln was born a farmer’s son in Kentucky, US. When he was just nine, his mother died. Lincoln was mostly self-educated. He married Mary Todd and had five sons, of which only one survived into adulthood. Now the Lincoln lineage is extinct.

Political Journey:

Lincoln entered politics early, at the age of 23, but it was in 1860 that he got elected as the 16th President of the US. The very next year, the American Civil War erupted with 11 slave states declaring that they wanted to separate from the US. These states were against the abolition of slavery, and Lincoln’s election campaign clearly defined his stance as anti-slavery. Lincoln is known for leading the US through the Civil War and ending slavery.

Five years after becoming the president of the US, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.

Some Popular Lincoln Quotes:

  • Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
  • Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
  • I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
  • In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
  • The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
  • If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
  • You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

Find more Lincoln Quotes at the following links.

Caricatures of Abraham Lincoln & Shakespeare, Sandra Bullock’s Marriage, and a Busy Schedule!

About the Caricatures of Abraham Lincoln and Shakespeare

I’ve begun work on Abraham Lincoln’s caricature and I hope he won’t frown at it from his comfortable den in heaven when he looks at it. I’ve also begun studying some representations of Shakespeare. I don’t know how much likeness they bear to the great writer, but as photography wasn’t as keenly pursued in his time as it is now, these representations however ridiculous they might seem, will have to do.

About Ms. Sandra Bullock’s Marriage in the danger of being Tattooed-out!

I think I know the reason behind Mr. Jesse James’ indiscretion, which has rocked his marriage with Ms. Bullock. I guess Ms. Bullock’s husband was inspired by this caricature of the tattooed and the pierced one, and he decided to sample a tattooed beauty. I guess Ms. Bullock was busy collecting her numerous awards, and so she never had the time to get herself tattooed or Mr. Jesse James wouldn’t have experienced the need to check out the beauty of tattoos outside his marriage.

About my Busy Schedule

Hah! A caricaturist busy? Doing what? Well…remember that this caricaturist doesn’t earn through her caricatures, so she has to work some more to put bread on the table and to put chicken in her dog’s bowl! This week’s going to be real busy. Among other things, I plan to add two caricatures to your favorite caricature blog and a new chapter (the 7th) to the knolbook on How to Draw Caricatures – “Evolution of a Caricaturist.”

So, stay tuned…and Spread the Smile!

A Break from Hollywood – The Caricaturist travels into the Past!

I believe it’s time for me to take a break…from Hollywood!

The next few caricatures shall be drawn from history:-)

Could you, my dear visitors, help me by listing the top 5 historical figures that come to your mind? Please add your list to the comments section of this post.

Here’s the list that I came up with:
1. Alexander the Great
2. Napoleon Bonaparte
3. Abraham Lincoln
4. Cleopatra
5. Leonardo da Vinci

I’ll be grateful for your inputs on this, so even if you are chance visitor who landed on this page through a search, please stop and add your top five. Next, click the “Subscribe and Get Caricatures in your email” link at the top right of the sidebar:-) I could be drawing caricatures from your list, and it would be really nice if I could share it with you.

All the best – I am glad you visited, and I hope you will return.

Warm Regards,
Shafali

Update: March 19, 2010 – First Lot of Historical Caricatures – Selected from those Suggested by You.

By Viv: (Zen & The Art of Tightrope Walking)

  • Shakespeare
  • Julius Caesar

By Don Mills: (The Problem with Young People Today is…)

  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Shakespeare

Add your list of the top five historical figures to see their caricatures on this blog.

Caricature/Cartoon – Tom Hanks – The Cast Away or Robert Langdon?

Was Robert Langdon Cast Away? Or did Tom Hanks become Robert Langdon after he was Cast Away?

Someone please help the pups!

Caricature/Cartoon of Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon - with the pups and their mom!

Same Guy?

In his recent movies, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Tom Hanks plays the role of Professor Robert Langdon, who teaches Symbology whenever he finds time from his sabbaticals in Europe (the seat of all symbological trouble.) In Dan Brown‘s new Novel, The Lost Symbol, Langdon is closer home, burying his nose into masonic issues of symbolic proportions.

Among the Tom Hanks movies that I’ve watched two made a strong impression on me. One was The Green Mile, and the other Cast Away. The Green Mile made me wonder how he could convey such strength of feeling through a character molded in passivity. The Cast Away was a movie that I saw at the second inflection point in my life – it helped me by reinstating my faith in what humans can achieve.

Hanks won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia, and in 1994 for his role in Forest Gump.

Nineteen of his films raked in more than $100 million (per film), which obviously makes him the biggest Hollywood star of today.

Here are some other info-bytes about Tom Hanks.

  • He is a supporter of gay marriages.
  • He once wanted to be an astronaut (not a caricaturist, mind you.)
  • Tom Hanks loves old typewriters, baseball, and many other things that you could discover on his myspace page.

Also check out these two links.

If you’d like to figure out whether Tom Hanks is related to you, here is his family tree.
If you call yourself a Tom Hanks fan, take this quiz!

Update: April 16, 2010:

Is Robert Langdon Gay?

A search string that brought a visitor to my blog, prompted this update:-)

Well…I believe that Robert Langdon isn’t “just” gay. He might be a bisexual – but none of the books that he figures in, has anything to suggest that he is a gay.  In “Da Vinci Code” he ends up spending the night with the heroine of the book, and in “Angels & Demons” there were undercurrents suggesting that Langdon was attracted to Vittoria, the heroine! None of the books, including “The Lost Symbol” had anything indicating that Robert Langdon could be gay!

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The Zen of Finding your Lost Love Makes Tom Hanks Disappear!

I was going to post Tom Hanks’ caricature today, but a comment on my book made me change my mind. (Updated: March 15, 2010Tom Hanks’ Caricature Posted:-))

The gentleman who commented, is an authority in the field of information technology, and he (as he says in his comment,) is only a few years away from retirement. Long time ago when he was younger, he used to draw. It was his hobby. Then many years passed and the hobby was forgotten, until recently, when he rediscovered it. Now he hopes to start again:-)

He made me think about the years we do things that aren’t driven by our passion. He made me think of all that we leave behind, in the race to become “respected citizens” of this world. He made me wonder about the value that we place on life’s precious moments – in a currency chosen by others, and in a manner guided by our social norms.

Do we have to leave and forget what we love…forever?

There’s this one life that we’ve got. It was given to as an empty basket so that we could fill it up with moments that either fell into it or that we chose consciously. We can’t do much about the moments that destiny drops into our basket, but if we relinquish our control over those moments that are ours to choose – we suffocate ourselves, into a slow death. We make ourselves an airtight chamber and we sit in it waiting for random moments to fall into our basket – waiting for the time when our empty gasps would end and the searing, burning pain in our chest would stop!

Pull yourself out of that dark, lonely chamber – stop waiting for the continuous patter of random moments – get a life that you love. Close your eyes for a second and think.

What did you love doing, what did you dream of becoming; before you were blinded by the blazing lights of practical needs?

Here are some choices. Pick yours.

  • You loved to draw people, animals, buildings, trees, cartoons, caricatures…
  • You danced for hours…you loved swinging to the music…
  • You played the piano, the keyboard, or the guitar…
  • You liked to write stories, poems, jokes…
  • You enjoyed creating puzzles, designing games…
  • You loved to make things out of wood, paper…

This list, of course isn’t exhaustive. Take a moment, and a slip of paper. Now write down your “lost” dream. If you are here, there’s a strong possibility that you too are chasing a lost dream.

  • You may be here because you aren’t working as an artist, but you loved to draw or sketch, once upon a time.
  • You might also be here looking for references or for pictures to alter, you are probably someone who’s straitjacketed into the role of an artist or a graphic designer, but it isn’t your true calling. You dreamed of being someone else, once upon a time.

I don’t recommend that you leave what puts bread on your table – but I strongly advise you to spend at least an hour a day following your true love. One day, it shall become yours – but until then, the sweet memories that you collect in that hour of the day, will fill your basket of life with happiness and satisfaction.

And yes, if your lost dream is drawing people (cartoons, caricatures, or otherwise,) “The Evolution of a Caricaturist”, a book on how to draw caricatures, may help.

New Celebrity Calendars for 2010!

New Celebrity Calendars are Up!

Here’s the list of the new additions:)

And if these aren’t enough, check out the Celebrity Calendars 2010 page to download Calendars of other Celebrities.

And Yes… Tom Hanks, the Forest Gump who was Cast away and who later transformed into Robert Langdon to decode the Da Vinci Code and save the Vatican, is just around the corner. He will be joining us soon – so do visit again:)

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“Chapter 6 – Caricaturing the Eye” of “The Evolution of the Caricaturist”, a book on How to Draw Caricatures – Updated.

Dear Visitors,

Some of you must be aware that I am writing a book on How to Draw Caricatures. This book is called “The Evolution of a Caricaturist“, and it is being published as a collection of Google Knols. It is an evolving text, to which I add a chapter every 10 days or a fortnight. Yesterday, I added the sixth chapter called, “Caricaturing the Eye” to this book. Here are the links to the Chapter Outline, and the Six Chapters that’ve been completed so far.

Dear Readers: Please note that the KNOL Platform stopped functioning in 2012, so the following links won’t work. An enriched and expanded “Evolution of a Caricaturist – How to Draw Caricatures” is now available as a Kindle eBook from Amazon. ‘

 

Sidebar Image - Cover - Evolution of a Caricaturist - A Book on How to Draw Caricatures - by Shafali Anand

 

It has about 150 pages, more than 70 illustrations, and discusses about 3 dozen celebrity faces. The Content Outline of Evolution of a Caricaturist can be downloaded as a FREE pdf here.

The Evolution of a Caricaturist

If you are fond of sketching and you want to explore the skill of caricaturing, you are the right audience for this book. You follow the chapter updates by either subscribing to this blog through email (check the first link in the right sidebar.) As the chapters would lead you into subsequent practice activities, I would recommend that you put aside 2-3 hours of your time per chapter, and ensure that you practice before proceeding to the next chapter.

I would like to thank those readers who’ve sent me emails telling me that they’ve found this book useful. I intend to complete this book in the next two months. If you are a serious reader of this book, I recommend that you work out a practice schedule with about 12-15 chapters spread over the next two months. It will ensure that you’ve acquired a new skill by the time you are done reading the book.

Remember this book contains original content (right from this caricaturist’s pen, so to speak,) and it’s FREE. It is an improbable combination but freak accidents do happen, and this is probably one of them:)

Create a few caricatures and “Spread the Smile”!

The confident caricaturist finds friends in the birds and the mice, who help him create fantastic caricatures.

Regards,
Shafali.

Caricature/Cartoon & Portrait – Sandra Bullock Plans to Retire After a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and Two Razzies!

Sandra Plans her Next Move!

Caricature of Sandra Bullock, the Hollywood actress who won the golden globe, academy award (Oscar) for the Blind Side, and the Razzy Awards for All About Steve!

What Next?

I am an admirer of Sandra Bullock. A great fan indeed. Mainly because despite her god-given nose, she went on the conquer Hollywood, and lately because she had the gumption to accept in person, the two Razzies that she won just the eve before the Oscars! Here’s Sandra making here future plans after winning the three (actually four) awards in a row! Retirement from acting could allow her to focus her attention on Fortis Films, her own production company. Good thinking, I’d say. Fortis Films need to do better if they don’t want more Razzies coming their way!

Here’s a portrait of Sandra Bullock that I did in 1998 – A much younger Sandra by a much younger me!

A Portrait of a Younger Sandra Bullock done in 1998.

Young Sandra Bullock - 1998 (Graphite Relief Work - 8.5 inches x 11.5 inches)

For Sandra, success didn’t come easy. Born in 1964, she continued to struggle until her early thirties, when she starred in Speed. Next she worked in While You Were Sleeping and Miss Congeniality (a lovely movie.) Both these movies had their sequels made.

Another movie in which Sandra Bullock’s performance brought her applause was Crash. (Albeit small, her role in this movie leaves a strong impression on you.) Another good movie is the Lake House, which is based on a somewhat abstract concept. (Two people, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, inhabit the same house but in different dimensions of time – and they connect through time. Weird Concept – but weirdness has its takers, as this caricature here proves.)

According to the Wikipedia entry, the Blind Side has been a hugely successful movie – the highest grosser so far with a female lead. Following are the awards that she won for her performance in this movie.

The Academy Award (and she won on her first nomination!)
The Golden Globe Award
The Screen Actors Guild Award

Additionally, Sandra Bullock has the rare distinction of winning two Razzies (Golden Raspberry Awards give for worst performances) just a day before winning the Oscar! She won the Razzies for some unknown (to me) film called, All About Steve! (This movie, incidentally, was produced by Fortis Films, Ms. Bullock’s own production company.)

Movies I’d recommend (and I’ve seen):

and of course, The Blind Side!

Have fun:) Do return for New Celebrity Calendars (Sandra’s included) – the Next Update on your favorite Caricature Blog!

Download the Celebrity Calendar “Sandra Bullock with her Oscar, Golden Globe, and Razzies!” here.

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A Quick Update on Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks!

Dear Visitors,

Here’s a quick update.

Coming up shortly on your favorite Caricature blog are:

  • Sandra Bullock (Oscar Nominee for the movie, The Blind Side) and
  • Tom Hanks (The Castaway Robert Langdon.)

And yes, the 6th Chapter in the book “The Evolution of a Caricaturist” (A book about how to draw caricatures) is ready to be published!

Regards,
Shafali

Cool Caricaturist – Jan Op De Beeck

Jan Op De Beeck is a Congo-born Belgian Caricaturist. He has written five caricature books and had won several awards. Find his portfolio at:

http://www.opdebeeck.com

I agree with De Beeck – Sketches are Swell to do. I quote him.

In a sketch you can discover lot of an artist’s abilities: how he makes the proportional deformations, how he draws a line, how he prepares his drawing for volume rendering.

I’d like to add that sometimes a sketch progresses to a level where it transforms into a complete work of art.

De Beeck’s caricatures have an astounding level of detail. He too isn’t afraid of breaking the templates! The characteristic features of his subjects swell or shrink at his command!

Here are some links to help you explore his art.

The List of Celebrities whose Caricatures Grace this Blog…so far:-)

As many of my visitors would know, I started this blog sometime in the middle of December 2010. Since then, I’ve added quite a few Celebrity Caricatures to it. The regular visitors have probably seen them all, but I wouldn’t want my new visitors to miss out on the treats:) So here’s a consolidated list for your viewing delight.

  1. Gorgeous George Clooney’s Impeccable Hairstyle
  2. Julia Roberts – The Pretty Woman’s Dazzling Smile helps the Rodent Household!
  3. Pamela Anderson (Lee)…the Fish, and the Missing Fish-bowls
  4. Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft – The Tomb Raider
  5. Brad Pitt and Achilles’ Dilemma in Troy
  6. Avatar – A Visual/Verbal Caricature
  7. Bruce Willis – the Unbreakable, and the Die Hard Woodpecker.
  8. Jack Nicholson and the Two Birds – As Good as it Gets!
  9. Morgan Freeman a.k.a Detective Alex Cross and… The Two Dueling Mosquitoes.
  10. Michelle Obama – The First Lady’s Smile & The Toothpaste Ad!
  11. Barack Obama – What worries him? The Pups Know – Sasha, Malia, and Bo!
  12. Nicole Kidman, Her Nose and the Bloodhounds!
  13. Tiger Woods, Women, Nike, and Devil!
  14. Halle Berry, her Hairstyle, and the Birds!
  15. Johnny Depp – Captain Jack Sparrow – The Pirate!

Another Caricature of a Forever Celebrity graced this blog recently (The Pierced, Tattooed, Dermal-Implanted, and Otherwise Modified Human’s Unique Selling Proposition!)

If you liked my caricatures and if you’d like to make caricatures too…my Book – “How to Draw Caricatures – Evolution of a Caricaturist” , which I am publishing as a collection of knols, should interest you. If you are interested…do visit. You can also read more about this book in “The Book” section of this blog. Your comments shall be appreciated.

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Caricature/Cartoon – Gorgeous George Clooney’s Impeccable Hairstyle.

You’ve been waiting for the “Gorgeous George” Clooney to debut on this blog…haven’t you? Your wait ends:-) Here’s Mr. Impeccable!

Caricature/Cartoon of George Clooney with two aliens discussing his hairstyle!

Is the Alien Right?

Clooney shot to fame by portraying the character of Dr. Doug Ross, in the famous NBC series ER. (He returned to the ER series in March ’09.) He began his Hollywood career in “From Dusk till Dawn.” He worked in some other movies until he became the Batman (after Val Kimer and Michael Keaton – I haven’t seen the one with Michael Keaton…can’t imagine him as Batman!). Unfortunately “Batman and Robin” belied Clooney’s expectations. Another memorable film of his was “Three Kings“, a movie that I’d be happy to recommend.

Other famous movies that star Clooney are:

Around 2002, Clooney began testing the Directorial Waters. His famous directorial ventures are:

Up in the Air” (2010) is his most recent release, in which he plays the role of Ryan Bingham.

On the personal front, Clooney seems to be highly risk-averse. He had a married stint of 4 years, after which he decided never to marry again.

Some other interesting Clooney bytes:

  • Nick Name: Gorgeous George
    In 1997, he was voted the best-dressed television star (Note the bow-tie.)
    Until 2006, he owned a pet pig called Max. Upon his death in 2006, he was devastated and vowed never to adopt a pet pig again. (Another proof of his risk-averse nature. I wonder how brave a batman he made?) Here’s a news-byte that might interest those who believe in communicating with the spirits.
    Nephew of Rosemary Clooney.

Those on facebook might be interested in starting a campaign against him. This is what he has to say about Facebook.

“I’d rather have a rectal examination on live TV by a fellow with cold hands than have a Facebook page!”

I’ll be adding the George Clooney Calendar soon. Return for your copy.

Also…from the Blogosphere:

Download the George Clooney Hollywood Celebrities Calendar for 2010 here.