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Vanity Fair style portrait. I was commissioned to create two portraits of the client’s dad in the style of Victorian/Edwardian Vanity Fair ‘SPY’ cartoons. One from when he took silk, and another from his time as a Judge. He is now retired.

Here he is on the day he took silk. I used black and white photos from the 70’s to create this one.

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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