Sorry for the lack of posts lately. This is always a very busy time of the year for me. I have twelve, full page wrestling illustrations that I have to complete in two weeks time. Then again, busy is a GOOD thing! The above "Lashing Out!" cartoon is my latest for THE WRESTLER/INSIDE WRESTLING. For those of you who follow wrestling, the latest big story is TNA's acquisition of wrestling and cultural icon Hulk Hogan.
Speaking of wrestling illustrations, my friend Torren Thomas did a phenomenal painting of TNA wrestler Somoa Joe; which he posted on his blog a few weeks ago. If you're a fan of caricature and/or digital painting you have to check out his site. I can promise you this guy is on the fast track to becoming a Master Caricaturist.
The International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA) of which (as of this year) I am a member, has started a tradition this year which I am sure will become a new media staple. They have released their list of the "Top Ten Most Interesting Faces of the Year". I’m not sure who all was involved in the decision making process, but “interesting”, as in most suited for caricature, is an understatement. I think I have sketched at least half the people on this list at one time or another, and it’s always fun to exaggerate their features. These days it seems that every media outlet in the world publishes some sort of “The Year‘s Most Whatever.” Yet, this list is quite unique in the sense that most everyone can agree on the humor in it, without the ever present “who deserves what” arguments that inevitably follow every other list of accomplished people. ISCA president Robert Bauer, and other members of the organization’s board, called on a few fellow members to caricature those on the list. No doubt, most people will recognize the work of such giants in the field of caricature as Tom Richmond, Jason Seiler, Paul Moyse, Court Jones, Glenn Ferguson, and several others.
So, sit back and enjoy the ISCA’s list of the “Top Ten Most Interesting Faces of the Year”. In fact, whether you’re an artist or not, grab a pencil and paper and have a go at them yourself. I promise you will have fun drawing these faces!
Former WCW, WWE (nee WWF) and TNA Professional Wrestler, Lash LeRoux, has traded his tights and boots for brushes and a Bible. He now works as a graphic artist, freelance cartoonist/humorous illustrator, and a teacher of God's Word. Stop by frequently to view his latest work...