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07-24-2014, 01:12 AM
It's halfway between a portrait and a caricature, inspired to a reference picture. It was made with pencil and chalk by means of the mouse and the subject is our supreme boss.
I wonder if he would either assign me the job of official court painter or give me the sack, should he ever discover I dared to do this ....:eek::confused::(:o

07-24-2014, 02:25 AM
Yavol mien Herr ish Gute ;) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D POZDRAWSKI

07-24-2014, 02:44 AM
Thank You, dear ATPlus! I would do it finished and full color, but I'm afraid he hasn't got enough humor to appreciate ... :rolleyes::)

07-24-2014, 04:02 AM
nice sketch Caesar, you mouse is living up to her very high standard, just be careful how hard you squeeze her and avoid double clicking excesses..:rolleyes::cool:

D Akey
07-24-2014, 06:59 AM
No matter if it's got a humor content. It's clever and that's enough for many contexts.

As to use, sometimes people like to put their caricatured portraits at the beginning of their column for a newspaper or magazine -- more of a clever portrait that sort of gives the essence of what the writer's journalistic style is = someone entertaining but accurate and can couch things in a way that is a distillation with a hooky essence that speaks of something larger or even a metaphor.

Anyway, this is a really good head. I don't know the guy and while I don't know whether he looks exactly like this or not, he's credible and might well look like this. And the fuzzy crayon type of technique might give printers trouble (or not), it's great on the screen and looks uniquely your own. So you're gaining something of a signature look, Mr O'Mighty1+.

07-24-2014, 07:19 AM
Nice 'Mousing' going on here....I don't recognize the gentleman, and I've notice no one is inquiring on who he may
be.....maybe they know, I don't! I like the drawing though....but at a lost on who is your supreme boss. Googling
right now my friend, "Enquiring minds want to know." Unfortunately keep coming up with this 'L’inglese di Renzi stile
Grease, l’irresistibile parodia'....But don't look like him, funny though!
Take care friend,

07-24-2014, 08:04 AM
A fine sketch dear Caesar, maybe you could bring some humor to his face if you showed him your wonderful sketch lol, very good job

07-24-2014, 09:50 AM
It seems to me your boss will like the portrait. Great job :D

07-24-2014, 08:30 PM
Dear Gary, Your advice seem to have a slightly wider field of application thn just the mouse, although always referring to an artistic activity ...LOL:o;) Thank You!

Thank You, dear D Akey. This guy is the new supreme boss (Chairman and CEO) of my company, a major Aerospace & Defence group. According to my wife, who saw a picture I used as an indicative reference to fix his traits, the likeness is very good, psychological attitude included. I cannot say if the grainy look gives problems to printer, but that's the effect I get from low pressure chalk, a very fast way to add tones to a drawing when no 100% inclination and 500 size of the pencil may be large enough and effective to fill areas. The master of a cost effective political and VIP characters drawings is certainly our dear Bob Row. I just try to meet my speedy drawing requirements.

Dear Steve, the gentleman is our company Chairman and CEO (see above the reply to D Akey). I know Renzi speaks French sensibly better than English, but I'm also sure that the ones making fun of him abou this may show to be a "irresistibile parodia" speaking Italian or any other foreign to them language (but they don't even make the attempt). You know, in the European Community, from a formal standpoint all spoken languages of member countries are considered equivalent and Italy is, with UK, the scond or third country as for the number of inhabitants after Germany.

I'm afraid it would be risky, dear Pat and I may get just get a worrisome sinister grin ...;) Thank you!

Thank You, dear Nika. We still know him too little to guess and he hardly speaks with more than minute with anyone who is not iin the very top management circle, frightening someone of them too, by the way ....:o;)

07-25-2014, 07:11 AM
I think yo should get the job as court sketcher.... Nice work my friend...:cool::cool::cool:

07-26-2014, 04:29 AM
I agree with other comments...
Nice work dear Caesar!!!

07-27-2014, 07:13 AM
He looks rather like a nice guy :D maybe a little... bossy? :o Always a pleasure to watch your caricatures, well balanced and full of taste. Omaggi ;)

07-27-2014, 02:24 PM
Nice work mate and I'm sure you wouldn't lose your job over it lol ! :):D

07-28-2014, 10:01 PM
Then I will apply for, dear Kenmo! LOL:o;) Thank You!

Thank You, dear Damaso. This portrait is certainly less charming than most of recent ones (with lovely ladies), but we won't tell him ...:o

You certainly know him, dear Andrea, since Mauro Moretti was the big boss of the Ferrovie (Railways), so bossy is an euphemism I'd say.;):o Thnak You!

We still have to assess the level of humor he's got, dear Scott, if he's got any ...LOL:o;) Let's keep cautious then. Thank you!

07-30-2014, 08:17 AM
You certainly know him, dear Andrea, since Mauro Moretti was the big boss of the Ferrovie (Railways), so bossy is an euphemism I'd say.;):o Thnak You!

It's Mr. "Se il governo mi taglia lo stipendio me ne vado"... You have all my sympathies Dear Caesar :p

07-31-2014, 02:24 AM
It's Mr. "Se il governo mi taglia lo stipendio me ne vado"... You have all my sympathies Dear Caesar :p

Yeah and now he's got the scissors here ... not on himself though ...;)