Friday, January 22, 2010

Gwen Stefani / No Doubt


Always been a fan of Gwen Stefani, more for her No Doubt stuff than her solo work so I've drawn her from a mix of some photos of her on stage with the group. Again I was really pushing the exaggerations here, I wanted to focus on her ridiculously toned stomach and make that the focus. Might get a canvas for this and paint it HUGE!

13 comments:

Anthony Diecidue said...

This is great! I was big No doubt fan Back in the day too and you really capture her energy. Well done.

Emily Anthony said...

I like it! She'll look really great as a painting. Can't wait to see how you approach putting her in a background, since it's such a dynamic pose.

Neil Davies said...

Thanks guys! Not sure about the background Emily... will have to think about that!

Jim Hopkins said...

Very cool drawing! You really captured some of the dynamic essence of GS and that hot little bod of hers...

Will Appledorn said...

Great Stefani! don't see too many caricatures of her. cool exaggerations too, reminds me of Jota Leal's work.

however, i think maybe the arm could use a little more length.

Neil Davies said...

Thanks Jim and Will - Jota Leal was definitely in my mind when drawing this for sure. Got a nice big 1.2m high canvas to paint this now, should be a lot of fun :)

Dan said...

how do you transfer them to canvas?

Neil Davies said...

Hi Dan - I use one of these:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Artograph-Tracer-Projector/dp/B001222SA0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys&qid=1264494288&sr=8-1

Simple piece of kit to use, all you need is a bit of space and a very dark room (do it at night!). Simples!

Claudio Cerri said...

Oh my god, amazing caricatures!

ian said...

this is awesome Neil! One of my faves from you already. Can't wait to see it painted. You got a great likeness and general personality down!

Jim Hopkins said...

My old Artograph is a tank compared to this! Where do you put art to be projected?

Neil Davies said...

Jim - I print out my drawings 12cm high and put them on a small table or a stack of books, the tracer sits on top and projects it onto the canvas or board.

Jberd said...

Ha! Awesome man!

That's a mighty meat jaw ms. stefani!