Sunday, February 10, 2008

Who is this little guy?

Everyone who guessed Tex Avery in the comments section is right. This is indeed a caricature of Tex.

Y'see, whenever I attempt to caricature someone, especially someone I've never really caricatured before and want to get right, I like to show my attempts to people but not say who it is right away. Really, in order for a caricature to be truly successful, the identity of the person should be recognizable instantly. If you have to point out to people what all the features are (see, that's his nose, that's his receeding hair, etc.) you need to work on it some more. Saying "Hey, look at my drawing of oh...... Jack Nickolson" right off doesn't help really. You'd have to do a extremely crappy job for people NOT to recognize the person after that. I think that by with-holding the identity to start with, you know much better if you've succeeded or failed depending on the responses you get.

Therefore, I'm quite glad to see that everyone got that it is Tex Avery right away. I'm preparing for a blogpost celebrating Tex Avery's 100th birthday and I want it to be as good as possible. I'm happy to see that I'm on the right track with this drawing. I hope to make many others just like it by Feb. 26th. Thanks to all who responded.


  1. Looks like Tex Avery to me.

  2. Frederick Bean Avery's shorter brother?

  3. Tex? Or Tubby Milar with a moustache?

    - trevor.

  4. Can't wait for your post Dave. I always love your birthday posts. That day I'll watch a whole heap of his cartoons.