Video Sketch o’the Week- Claire Danes

January 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Claire Danes ©2013 Tom Richmond

And now for something completely different…

Reader Daniel Singley wrote me a week or so ago to ask if I was ever going to do a digital video “Sketch o’the Week” like I promised I would back in 2008. Well, here it is, with mixed results (actual drawing time 18 minutes):

So, there you have it, a video record of a caricature of Homeland star Claire Danes, finished result way up above. I included the reference pics I used in the video as well.

I am not overly fond of drawing on the computer screen. Even though I have a Cintiq, there is still a physical disconnect with me and computer drawing. I got frustrated towards the end of this one, and sort of quit. I’ll give it a better try sometime soon.


  1. Seth says:

    All art is abandoned art. And the artist is the only one who can tell. The outcome looks amazing! Great job! Keep ’em coming.

  2. Jack Myhervold says:

    It turned out great!, and an interesting demo. The reference pics are appreciated too. I remember seeing a sheet of Alec Baldwin ref pics you used for the “30 Rock” parody, that also demonstrated the choice’s of what to accentuate from the original source material. I like both the normal, and digital drawing result’s. Just in different ways.

  3. Gabriel Yeo says:

    It’s great, Tom, but nowhere near your pencil sketches.

  4. Richard says:

    I vote for more video sketches of the week! Great learning tool!

  5. Bearman says:

    Love this.

  6. Ann says:

    Thanks for the drawing of Claire! More Homeland caricatures, please! And one of Tom Hiddleston, please! Capture his amazing smile.

  7. Sean says:

    Love it! Also loving the book. Any advice or demonstrations you share are always considered invaluable in my book. Thanks for taking the time to show those with less experience your process. To me its like watching my favorite baseball team play. A win is great but watching the pieces fall together adds even more magic.

  8. sugumarje says:

    Wonderful Tom… It is look nice!

  9. That was awesome!

  10. Connie Nobbe says:

    That was so much fun to watch! I liked seeing the order of the steps. Thanks for making it!

  11. Kyle Maloney says:

    Excellent. I hope you do more. I’d also love it if you did some where you did some voice over explaining what your doing. Even if its just about tips for brush settings.

    Was this video sped up? I assume so, but you never know.

  12. Kyle Maloney says:

    Whoops disregard that last question, I missed the last line somehow.

  13. Jim Hartlage says:

    I loved this video. Any time you have the opportunity to watch the “in between” steps and the order in which they are done you can gain so much additional knowledge.

  14. Jason Crocker says:

    Awesome. Here’s hoping there’s many more of these!!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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