Sunday, March 4, 2012

Monica Bellucci

Yeah, I know it's a long time since New Years Eve when I last posted on this blog. Blame it on a lack of creativity on my part, as well as my general feeling of disinterest in that which passes for entertainment in this 21st century thus far. I'm afraid I'm very much out of step with the tastes of modern society, and that's why most of what you'll see here at The Cartoon Cave is dedicated to my nostalgia for a better era.

Still, I have to post something to keep you folks interested in coming back, so here is a brand new caricature I just finished yesterday of that beautiful Italian goddess, model and actress, Monica Bellucci. She's the featured subject this week on Caricaturama Showdown 3000. The initial sketch was done from watching her in the Italian film, Malena, in which she plays the title character, a beautiful yet terribly ill-treated young woman in Sicily during World War II. However, I decided to portray Monica just as herself in more glamourous mode. By the way, as today is also the birthday of my Italian buddy, Cory Crivari, I shall dedicate this caricature of Ms. Bellucci to Cory, as he well appreciates the charms of a lovely woman as do I. Happy Birthday, Cory!

Here too is a montage of clips from the film, Malena:


Anonymous said...

Beautiful caricature Pete. It's great to have you back!

Tony DiStefano said...

You have such an appealing style for these caracatures.My favorite is still your John Wayne.
I understand what your saying about todays pop culture.Not very exciting and a real loss of character.Where have all the Jimmy Durantes gone?A lot of Young people today never heard of Groucho.Thats really sad.

Pete Emslie said...

You got it, Tony. While there may be a lot of very fine actors today, none of them seem "larger than life", as were the classic movie stars from yesteryear. Also, I have a real problem with all the unshaven mugs and unruly "bed hair" that all of today's actors sport. They look like a bunch of goddam unwashed rock stars!

Brandon Lyon said...

Glad you're back, Pete! You're not the only one disinterested with today's entertainment.. though my stubbly face might say otherwise :). Great caricature.

Sebastian Kuhn said...

What a great comeback - your caricature of Bellucci is astonishing!

Allari Ruiz said...

Let's not quit the good fight!
There are still many who wish to see great films and comics made with care,class and style.