Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, dining in the Polo Bar earlier this week.
(They were in NYC promoting the Martin Scorcese film, "The Irishman".)
(Photos from an article provided to me by RL for background; covering the Duchess of Sussex/former 'Suits' actress, dining there earlier this year -.)
There are challenges in trying to emulate someone else's work, especially that of a legend. For one thing, it is difficult to nail such a distinctive, well-honed (and frankly, brilliant) style. Then there's the issue of drawing in another person's style while also getting good likenesses of the aforementioned celebrities. Every caricaturist's method of finding the "right" likeness is different, and I had to combine his drawing style with my own sensibilities about how to depict a person, and what to exaggerate. Of course such a challenge can be fun, and this proved to be true.
Step 5: The sketch was passed around their management and with a positive response, I went forward with finished artwork in "ink" on my Wacom Cintiq.
Step 6: I added or "spotted" areas of black ink for contrast and to lead the viewers' eyes to Marilyn. The text was simplified and shading was rendered.
...But later I decided that it might be fun to have some continuity between cartoons, so I switched Clark Gable for the King. He finally gets a table - as he should. (Paul Newman is also at the table)