Fellow National Caricaturist Network member and UK caricaturist Craig Rogalski emailed me these pictures from British weekly gossip magazine Heat. Yes, that’s my caricature of Amy Winehouse taken directly from this blog the fan in the article is trying to get her to sign.
Hmmmm… that looks familiar.
Something tells me from her expression that Amy doesn’t like my depiction of her! I’m so heartbroken over that.
I know the article credits the fan for doing the drawing, but let’s not jump to conclusions. The fan in question isn’t quoted or named so it’s just as likely this picture was sold to the tabloid and some copywriter hacked out that paragraph assuming the fan was the artist as it is that the fan actually claimed to have drawn it.
Ah well… it isn’t unprecidented that a celebrity dislikes my drawing of them. In 1994 the Superbowl was played in Atlanta, GA, and my caricature booth at Underground Atlanta was featured briefly on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They zoomed onto my sample of Leno during the segment and Leno mistook the subject for “Mr. Potato Head”. Leno famously hates caricatures of himself… you have to question any comedian who cannot laugh at themsleves.
Thanks for the pictures, Craig!
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