Monday, June 01, 2009

More Hollywood Carukatamanures



Joan Crawford, John Garfield and Peter Lorre, 2009.

18 comments:

ryan said...

really awesome

Jim Smith said...

Dude! I'm ok with em. Tomorrow Joan Crawford will debut. I love the old Hollywood (who doesn't) publicity photos and silver screen lighting.

Tom said...

Man, these are great! Any chance of a new Jim Smith sketchbook anytime soon???

Emily said...

Love that Peter Lorre drawing.

Jim Smith said...

Hey Tom the next one will likely be a compilation of the first 3 books reprinted in one. If not an all new book, but not soon due to costs of printing and whatnot. A book about the art of Spumco is now in production.

david gemmill said...

really solid as usual. nice stuff!!

Jim Smith said...

Thanks Dave, solidness is next to Godlessness.

Vincent Waller said...

Your pencil drawings are nothing short of Lush.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Cute!!

Jim Smith said...

Lush is good right? Is cute good?

david gemmill said...

wow the joan crawford one turned out reallllly good!!

Vincent Waller said...

Oh yeah, lush is real real good.

Rick Roberts said...

Holy Cwap ! You just capture Peter's large, entrancing eyes.

Jim Smith said...

it's pretty but I did the thing I am always trying to avoid - the eyes don't line up. The overall effect is there.

Jim Smith said...

The last comment was for the Crawford.
The Lorre works for me because he is a perfect subject for drawing. The Looney Tunes versions always creeped me out in a good way, especially the cartoon where Lorre is constantly threatening Daffy (or was it Bugs?)with "I would do horrible terrible things to you! (giggle)" I think it was a McKimson but correct if not.

Rick Roberts said...

Yep Jim, that was "Birth of a Notion"
directed by Bob Mckimson.

Weirdo said...

Damn, that Peter Lorre is awesome. I think these caricatures could be great character designs for an animated film. Or they could least grace a film poster.

Hammerson said...

Wow, really solid work and great likeness! These are three of my favorite classic Hollywood personalities. I watched "Johnny Guitar" the other day, and of course couldn't resist to make various sketches of Joan Crawford. She and Peter Lorre are terrific caricature subjects because of their unusual and wildly expressive faces.

Can you please check the Robert Mitchum and Dean Martin caricatures on my blog? I'd love to hear your opinion and advice.