New caricature: Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess
In the spirit of kaizen, or practice makes perfect, I’ve decided to challenge myself with a celebrity caricature once a week. This week, to celebrate the return of Downton Abbey to the British airwaves with what’s promising to be a juicy season four, I’ve decided to draw the Dowager Countess of Grantham played by the inestimable Dame Maggie Smith. Personally, I find her to be the best and most consistent character on the show, which, despite its breathtaking set and magnificent costumes, at times drips with such cheesy dialogue and situations that one feels one is wading through a pool of Gruyere.
The sketch was done with ball point pen, then coloured in Photoshop.
Do you have a suggestion for a celebrity caricature? I’d love to draw someone you know! Let me know in the comments.
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