Monday, June 25, 2007

Just Curb It...

Just to keep up some momentum on here, I'm going to post another caricature. Though I make no bones about my preference for entertainment personalities of the past, there are some folks in the biz I really like today, too. As I am an avid "Seinfeld" fan, it should come as no surprise that I also get a kick out of the show's co-creator, Larry David. Here then is my take on Larry and his TV wife, Cheryl Hines, from HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm". Perhaps my admiration for Larry David is largely because I identify with him too much. I too am a bit of a neurotic curmudgeon who ends up in dilemmas of my own making, so I can well sympathize with Larry's plights of fancy.

Interestingly, though I think I've done okay with the likeness of Larry, I'm still not totally satisfied with the caricature of Cheryl. Her features remind me a bit of the young Joan Rivers, though she's much cuter in my opinion. (Yeah, I think she's hot!) There is often a tendency in caricature not to want to exaggerate the features of attractive women, but instead to flatter and play down those features. I find myself really having to fight to overcome that obstacle, but I do want to get an honest likeness to the best of my ability. This final likeness of Cheryl came after several attempts, whereas the caricature of Larry just fell into place quite easily. I'm often at odds to understand that phenomenon of why some people are just easier to caricature than others. Ahh well...


Cookedart said...

Great caricature Pete! Made me laugh when I saw it.

Keep up that momentum for sure!

gibby! said...

yeah ... the show is great and so is the drawing! hope to see more from ya pete!

Stacey Chomiak said...

Wowza, I love this one. He is definitely bang on!

I totally agree... some people are just WAY harder to caricature.

Keep up the magic, Pete!

Amir Avni said...

Ah, I see a bit of Pete Emslie in his nose and glasses!

Pete Emslie said...

"Ah, I see a bit of Pete Emslie in his nose..."


Nothing that a good blast in his handkerchief won't get rid of, I hope! :)

Robin said...

Emslie's got a blog!!!

I'm glad to have you on the bandwagon, you're a great source of inspiration!

Tapan Gandhi said...

pete! my other comment didn't show up! anyways, its great to see that u finally have a blog :)

Mena Nunes said...

welcome to the blog world :).

Amir Avni said...

>> Nothing that a good blast in his handkerchief won't get rid of, I hope! :)

Haha, I meant his nose and eye glasses bear resemblance to yours.
Great work as always!

Randeep Katari said...

great work pete!


harpo said...

I am such a fan of Larry
and the caricature rocks

I think u pulled off a great cheryl
she has such great & complex face .
I love you took cheryl's
'I can't believe what I am hearing again' expression/moment.

I'm not sure about larry's eyes.
they look a bit too empty to me

the cartoon cave is soooo bookmarked :)
Really happy to discover your blog!