Sketch o’the Week

December 29th, 2010 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

The Lovely Anna and I went to see “True Grit” this past weekend. I loved it… she was ambivalent. Must be a guy flick. Jeff Bridges was fantastic and the trademark razor sharp dialogue of the Cohen Brother’s films was very prevalent. Sketch done with a Uni-ball Vision Micro-tip ball point pen… not much of a caricature but and interesting face to draw.


  1. JWB says:

    Not much of a caricature!1 What the hey?! It really
    captures the actor and the role! Grit almost made my top ten list.
    Guess I can’t get John Wayne out of my head. And , of course, that
    fantastic rendering of him by Drucker for the MAD movie parody!
    It’d be great if MAD did a parody of the new version! Ah well, a
    guy can dream…

  2. Lash LeRoux says:

    I Love it, Tom! I’m blown away by your ability to caricature Rooster Cogburn, the character, rather than Jeff Bridges the actor. I know the difference is minimal but the impact is huge.

  3. Awesome work. Ballpoint pens can be amazing tools.

  4. julio cesar naranjo says:

    Hi Tom great lines with the vall point pen, it captures a real western look. Take care.

  5. Curtis says:

    wow tom, wow.

  6. Dave Washburn says:

    Nice. You should consider turning pro.

  7. Steve Hearn says:

    Tom that is a really great sketch! Wishing you and Anna & the family a very Happy New Year!

  8. jimh says:

    Nice one Tom!

  9. Tom says:

    Thanks, everybody!

  10. Rob Chase says:

    All I could think while looking at that is: Wow, there’s a LOT of cross hatching with that pen in the eye patch and on the under side of the hat!! 🙂 It makes my wrist tired just thinking about it!!!!

  11. Connie Nobbe says:

    Just saw “True Grit”, so when I saw this caricature, I just had to show my husband. We loved that movie! You captured Rooster well!


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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