This caricature of Bono from U2 is one of three for a caricature series entitled “Monsters of Rock”. I made the sketch for this caricature about mid March and just now got around to actually painting it. The caricature itself was painted in MyPaint and the background, shadows, signature and branding was done in Photoshop.


Inadvertently I started two caricature series at the same time. But it was only because a competition came up where the subject just happened to be someone I had already chosen to be part of a future series. That “someone” being Björk. Björk is the first of three subjects for a caricature series entitled “Original Nightingales“.

Ryan Nore


Thanks to a caricature group that decided the challenge of the week was going to be a self caricature I was provoked into doing this one of myself. It is also the first caricature that I made a video of the creation process and you can view it here as well! Now I use this illustration quite frequently as my avatar on a number of social sites.

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Alfred Hitchcock

I have decided to do a series of caricatures. These series will be broken up into groups of three containing individuals that are recognized personalities within their field of expertise. The master of suspense and mystery, Alfred Hitchcock, is my chosen first to launch this adventure. And I have titled his group “Masters of Mystery“!

Hayao Miyazaki

I created this caricature / illustration of Hayao Miyazaki for fun and practice. Sabina had created a caricature of him for a facebook group, Caricaturama Showdown 3000!, and talked me into joining and submitting my own caricature. As usual, I did a pencil sketch and painted the rest in Photoshop.

For those of you that don’t know, Hayao Miyazaki is the manga artist, animator and film director that has created such amazing and surreal films as “Castle in the Sky“, “Spirited Away” and “Ponyo“.

The sketch:

Roughest, Toughest Hombre

This is a portrait / illustration of a fairly well known cartoon character. Although he has never quite looked like this. This is my interpretation of how I think he might look if he were more real than cartoon. I am not going to tell you all which cartoon character he is supposed to be, you have to guess.

It was created in Photoshop.

Marie Curie

Albeit this subject is not the liveliest, she was kind of fun. She kept reminding me of the bride of Frankenstein. You see it too? Well, it is supposed to be Marie Curie… which in some senses, I guess, it isn’t too far away from being her. The initial sketch was on paper with pencil and the sepia coloration and detail work was done in Photoshop. Some have stated issues with her eyes and with the image’s border. However, in my defense, I purposely left the lighting glare and reflectiosn from her eyes because I wanted to get across the impression I got after looking at all the photos of Marie Curie. That being of emptiness and an almost ghostly presence. I don’t know if that was really the case or simply the result of having to pose for photos back when there wasn’t flash and they had to pose and be still for a short period of time. And the image border I tried to decorate with radio active symbols… some don’t mind them, some like them, and others can’t stand them… you can please some of the people…