Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Birthday, Judd Hirsch!

I haven't had time to take this to a more finished version, so here is a pencil sketch of Judd Hirsch, perhaps most famous for his role in TV's Taxi. This was primarily drawn for the ISCA (formerly NCN), the International Society of Caricature Artists, for the ongoing daily celebrity birthday forum, where all the members can draw their version of a celebrity who is chosen for each day. Admittedly, I had a tougher time drawing Judd than I reckoned I would. He's got a face that's ripe for caricature, but I wasn't able to find as much good video reference as I like to work from, so I had to use a combo of online video clips and a few good photos, all courtesy of Google, the artist's best friend!

While researching his likeness, I came upon this wonderful scene from the short-lived TV series, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip. Judd Hirsch's character sums up my own sentiments regarding contemporary TV:

Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip - Funny video clips are a click away



Great job as always, Pete!

Tony DiStefano said...

This is great just the way it is Pete.I started laughing as soon as I clicked on.To see such good drafting is wonderful.


hey Dear Pete,
the old website is not available now but you can see the full gallery at Facebook:

Thanks !!!!!

Pete Emslie said...

Marcelo - Thanks for that info, as I was hoping your gallery could still be accessed!

Mark and Tony - Thanks for thumbs up! I'll try to add my pencil rough to the David Niven post as you'd requested before, Tony. Thanks for your interest.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Emslie

I hope you didn't mind, but I thought it would be fun to practice some inking on your pencil rought.

You can have a look at it, here.

Hope you like it.

From an aspiring animator/ cartoonist.