You have to love Stephen Colbert‘s comment about the paint stylings of former president George W. Bush:
“That is a bold, artistic vision that says “faces are hard.'”
That reminds me of a Saturday Night Live skit from many years ago, right after the Unibomber was captured after this police sketch of him circulated around for what seemed like years:
In the skit the setting was a news magazine program interviewing the police sketch artist,¬¨‚Ä†played by Norm MacDonald, who drew the unibomber sketch.¬¨‚Ä† The interviewer asked Norm why he drew dark sunglasses on the subject.
“Eyes are hard to draw,” Norm replies. “So I always draw dark glasses on people so I don’t have to draw the eyes.”
“So, why the hood over the head?” the interviewer askes.
“Hair is hard,” Norm says. “So I always add a hat or something to cover it up, so I don’t have to draw the hair.”
This goes on for a bit, until Norm shows his portfolio of other criminals he’s sketched… they all look exactly like the Unibomber sketch with subtle changes. I was rolling around on my couch.
I’ve known a few live caricaturists with the same problems! 😮
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