An Oar-some Man – Vanity fair style

I was approached by the fiancé of an Olympic Rower to commission a digital portrait in the style of Leslie ‘Spy’ Ward, Vanity Fair caricature. The portrait was to commemorate his retirement from rowing. She requested that all the oars be coloured to represent his rowing club history.

She chose the title ‘An Oar-some Man’.

These are gentle caricatures, nothing too extreme. As Leslie Ward (Spy) said:

If I could sum up the art in a sentence, it would be that caricature should be a comic impression with a kindly touch, and always devoid of vulgarity.Leslie Ward – Wikipedia

To see more of his Vanity Fair style portrait work click here.


Pencil sketch. Scanned. Painted digitally in Photoshop, using graphics tablet and stylus. Textures my own.

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