We bring this second installment of “Sketch Week” to a close with a long promised caricature of “The Office” star Steve Carell for my pal and fellow caricaturist Jim Batts in St. Louis. Jim asked me to take a crack at Carell some time ago but I never seemed to remember to look him up as a sketch subject until today.
I’m not sure how well I captured him, because…. well, I have a confession to make. I have never seen one second of anything with Steve Carell in it. I’ve never seen “The Office” or any of his movies. That always puts the caricaturist at a disadvantage because they are then at the mercy of the whims of the photo reference, and have no insight as to typical expression or their ‘persona’. Fortunately I have seen a lot of him on TV just via commercials and other appearances for this and that, so that helped.
Thanks for visiting during “Sketch Week”. We’ll have another one in the early New Year. In the meantime tomorrow will be the usual “Sunday Mailbag” and look for a sneak peek and behind the scenes rundown of my contribution to “MAD‘s 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2008″ in MAD #497, my “How to Draw Hands” tutorial and much more next week!
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