Kind of busy again this week so I am going to post another of the more finished sketches I did for my “Secret Agent Man” print. This one is of the most recent actor to play James Bond in the movies, Daniel Craig. In the print, I decided to lose the dripping blood and the pain “stars” because I thought that was a little too much.
I’ve been asked why I made Craig look so beat up. I think the answer should be obvious. While all the movie Bonds occasionally took a beating, Craig is one of the few who actually ended up looking like he was in a fight. Plus his and the film’s approach to Bond is a much more gritty and realistic one compared to the pseudo-superhero he was in many of the other films. In fact, having read the original books by Ian Fleming a few times, I think Craig’s Bond might be the closest to Fleming’s original character than any of the others.
Incidentally, the “Secret Agent Man” print art does appear in my book, The Mad Art of Caricature!, which makes this sketch one of the 106 that are being sold as the “original sketch from book” option when you pre-order a copy. Except please don’t request a particular sketch… these are being chosen totally at random. I am actually down to just little over 20 pieces of original art from the book left, so if you are thinking about pre-ordering the book with that option, don’t wait too much longer!
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848 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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