Sketch O’The Day

December 1st, 2006 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Not much of a caricature, but some days I just feel like drawing and not sweating over trying to exaggerate. Everybody draws this actor as Gandalf or Magneto, but I found this old picture of him from some film where he played a military commander of some kind. Ian McKellen:


It’s fun to draw well known actors from different periods of their careers… great learning experience about how the face ages.


  1. Matt. says:

    You continue to impress me, Tom.

    Off topic, but are the works in your studio store prints or the sketches?

  2. opsman says:

    Possible movies:

    The Promise
    The Keep

    I’m placing my two cents on “The Promise” becuase he play’s a millitary doctor or something in “The Keep”. How’s that for being a movie geek?

  3. Tom says:

    Matt- The works in the Studio Store are all originals.

    opsman- the film was Richard III

  4. SteveH says:

    Great sketch work as always Tom, the composition of this is very cool and I love the shoulder lapel, as the Dude would say (The BIG Lebowski), it really ties it together!


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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