Sketch o’the Week

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Amy Adams ©2009 Tom Richmond

Here’s another quick study attempt at actress Amy Adams. I did one a few months ago I was not too happy with. This one is certainly less of an exaggeration and still not quite on target. This was from a small picture where she is in her role of Amelia Earhart from the “Night in the Museum” sequel.

Update- Here’s a scan of the reference I used. My observations keyed in on her big, round eyes and small, thin mouth.

Image from Entertainment Weekly used
under Fair Use.


  1. Nate says:

    Still think it looks great!

  2. Mark Engblom says:

    Amy Adams is one of those celebrities with a really elusive face. In fact, even PHOTOS of her can seem dramatically different from one another. I’ll sometimes be surprised that’s it’s her in photos I see of her.

    That reminds me of another actress that very few people can get a solid likeness of: Sarah Michelle Gellar of “Buffy” fame. I have no idea why.

    • Tom says:

      I have found that true of Adams as well. It does not help that I still haven’t seen her in any films or on TV. I have uploaded a scan of the picture I worked from to demonstrate where I was coming from.

  3. swanie says:

    well done … what size do you work at?

  4. Jon says:

    Tom, I’m curious what other celebrities (if any) you’ve found difficult to caricature.

  5. Tam says:

    I think your next sketch of the week should be Kristin Chenoweth…

  6. Meesimo says:

    Great drawing dude! But , uh, ya missed ’em buddy.

  7. Eddie says:

    well in the photo she looks pretty young and maybe the chin makes her look older,otherwise it is pretty right on…


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