Saturday, March 28, 2009

One Of My Reeses Pieces



Well, actually, my ONLY Reese piece, at least in finished form anyway, although I went through several rough attempts before I thought I was getting closer. Reese Witherspoon was the NCN birthday subject about a week ago, but I didn't get my picture done on time to post it on that day. I watched my DVD of "Legally Blonde" in order to do the sketch, although it went through several revisions at the pencil stage before I committed it to the ink and colour version you see here. She was actually much harder to draw than I thought she'd be, and I'm still not sure it's as good as I'd like but I'm posting it here anyway.

11 comments:

Andrew Murray said...

Yeah I think its really good, but I don't know if you captured her in this drawing. Before I read the title of the post, I had no idea who she was.

still, a very aweseome drawing.

2 thumbs ups

Pete Emslie said...

Hi Andrew,

Once in a while I run up against an elusive likeness. Such is the case with Reese Witherspoon, I'm afraid. I think the problem may be with her eyes. The funny thing is, she actually has a really interesting face - slightly concave with that jutting chin, so I figured she'd be easy to capture. Many aborted sketches later, I'm not so sure...

AndrewM said...

Hey Pete! Yea, i get those moments where I can't get the likeness in my caricatures either. Although I'm sure I experience it way more than you. It's an awesome drawing nonetheless and still resembling Reese!

Amir Avni said...

Bull's eye!
She kinda reminds me of "Darla Dimple" from "Cats Don't Dance"

Also, I posted a clip from "The Body in Question" which sheds light on why we exaggerate, I think you'll like it.

Duck said...

Hmm, I thought it was Jenny McCarthy at first glance. Maybe on account of the chest being fairly prominent. There is a definite Reese likeness in there though.

Mitch K said...

Pretty good! You've captured her dented-in face. :D

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Allieep said...

Awesome work again Pete! I knew who it was immediately. It very much reminds me of a scene from Family Guy a little while ago, where one of the characters uses Reese's pointy chin to cut through a vault door!

Pete Emslie said...

For the record, the comment above that I just deleted was posted by an impostor pretending to be somebody else. I do not appreciate that and view it as the work of a pathetic coward who has nothing of any importance to say.

Jack Ruttan said...

I've always thought of her as making that "sucking on a lemon" face.

Thanks, your caricatures are most inspirational and instructive nfor an artist who's not naturally a people person, but is slowly working on getting it right.

Jorge Garrido said...

Great sketch! She is so cute.