The subject of the Jan Opdebeeck's NCN May Challenge is Marilyn Manson. I decided to try a little Pen & Ink for this caricature, a medium I haven't used in a long while. Egon Schiele and George Grosz kept coming to mind while studying the reference photo...I love their work!
* Added some color & texture in PhotoShop (although the rules are "no digital"!)
The fact that these Masters were brilliant caricaturists is obvious. I was first attracted to their work in my early twenties when I was experimenting with alternate ways of seeing (like most of the "Just Say Yes" generation) and was blown away at the way they could depict human suffering. Their subjects were twisted, mangled and exaggerated like nothing I had seen before. Some claim that their work was the effect of toxic delirium caused by ergotism, a disease brought about by the consumption of contaminated rye which was rampant during the Middle Ages.