Dave Flanagan Contorts Stars into Odd, but Recognizable Drawings

By: Jason Soy - Mar 22, 2012
References: imaflanagan & heyoscarwilde.tumblr
Caricatures often exaggerate the facial features of their subjects by making things bigger, but Dave Flanagan likes going against the grain. He has, instead, developed a peculiar rendering style whereby he shrinks the eyes of his subjects while keeping most of their physical attributes still intact. It makes for quite a surreal viewing experience as doe-eyed media figures now look highly freakish in appearance. Among the many who have been given this bizarre treatment are Dave Grohl, Amy Winehouse, Florence Welch, Steve Jobs and many more.

Dave Flanagan isn’t just a one trick pony either as he also has a separate caricature series that employs vector imaging to render celebrities as miniature, cartoon-like versions of themselves. He’s even illustrated famous figures in history like William Shakespeare and Albert Einstein.