My brother throws an ‘oscar party’ at his restaurant in Chicago every year, and for the past 8 years, I have presented him with a ‘caricature poster’ of all the nominees in honor of the occasion. (If you want even more historical trivia, me and my younger brother first began watching the oscar broadcasts in 1972, and neither of us has missed one since, and often will call to recap the highlights no matter where we happen to be)
In past years, I have done this poster in black and white line, but for some reason, this year I was inspired to try doing the entire thing in a ‘painterly’ style (perhaps it was the inclusion of a ‘black and white’ movie in the nominees which inspired it). Almost didn’t get this one done in time, but put in some extra hours on Friday evening to finish it up so that I can print out a copy tomorrow to present on Sunday night. You can click on the image above to see a larger, more detailed version.