Sketch o’the Week

January 7th, 2009 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Gwyneth Paltrow- ©2009 Tom Richmond

This week’s sketch is a warm-up study of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. I’ve had to draw her a few times in MAD, specifically for the parody of “The Royal Tennenbaums” some years ago as well as last year in “Iron Man”. For some odd reason I find her somewhat hard to capture. She has smoky eyes with the lower lids either naturally or artifically dark. She also has a slighly wall-eyed look… by that I mean her eyes seem to look off in slightly different directions. Her nose looks different in almost every angle. She can look very glamorous and very ordinary in any given picture.


  1. pmcmicheal says:

    Yes….She is a bit tough to capture! I’ve been doodling at my desk here, trying to find her likeness for myself! Do you mind if I send you my study? – PAT

  2. pmcmicheal says:

    Tom…Here is the link if you are curious!

  3. natefakes says:

    That’s funny. I’ve always thought she had kind of a ‘odd’ face. I would have a hard time drawing her, but you pulled it off great (here and in MAD)!

  4. jimbodraw says:

    Nice one Tom!

  5. she does make a tough caricature.

    i didn’t think this one quite got it the first time i saw it, but i’m starting to see more and more likeness.


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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