Leslie Nielsen: 1926-2010
When I was in middle school the Naked Gun movies were my absolute favorites. Even though I didn't even understand half of the innuendo in the movie ("Niiiice beaver") I freakin' loved the series. It was a real bummer to hear about Nielsen's recent death, so I thought it would be nice to do a tribute to him.
I originally did this for a caricature contest that I found online, but realized that this is more of a cartoon than a caricature. Not to mention there were set dimensions for the drawing (which I wasn't even close to). I'm glad I did the illustration anyway though, because I was always a big fan of Nielsen's work.
This is what the pencil drawing originally looked like of his face. It gives a nice idea of the amount of tweaking that I do once I've scanned the sketches into the computer.