There's been a long, ever-growing list of male celebs I've wanted to caricature for awhile now, but they kept going to the back burner in favor of the challenges of making pretty actresses look cartoony. However, one day I forced myself to sit down and bring the dudes back to the forefront of my caricature portfolio. This was one of those dudes.
For the countless of you who are undoubtedly asking, "Paul Gia-whozitz???", first, go slap yourself, then go rent a movie based on the quality of acting rather than how hot the lead guy or girl is. Paul Giamatti is one of my three favorite actors, and has done countless films in the past ten years. He was Pig Vomit in "Private Parts", Miles in "Sideways," Inspector Uhl in "The Illusionist", Cleveland Heep in "Lady in the Water" and Limbo in Tim Burton's highly underrated remake of "Planet of the Apes." He's a great actor and deserves recognition by me, regardless of how many people recognize him in my portfolio.
Giamatti has the perfect face to caricature. He has huge bulbous frog eyes, a wide nose, a chubby pear-shaped head and an overbearing goatee which houses a small puckered mouth that grows enormous and loud when enraged (an emotion often seen in his face). I got this right on the first attempt. I think it's a good tribute to an actor I really respect. If you haven't already, go rent some of his movies. He's the real deal in the world of acting.