High Court Judge – Vanity Fair Style

I had the honour of creating a digital portrait of a High Court Judge in the style of Vanity Fair cartoonist Leslie ‘Spy’ Ward.

Upon completion of the commission, the client indicated their appreciation with the following acclamation:

The more I look at your image the more I see to admire in it. I think your rendering of the white fur is extraordinarily effective, you can practically stroke it just by looking at it! It is not only worthy of the “Spy” tradition; in many ways it surpasses the artistry of that tradition. Bravo!

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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