Fan Art Fridays: Snoop Dogg

snoop dog lion cartoon fan art

Or is he still going by Snoop Lion?

Regardless, the rapper is the voice of a new nature/wildlife web series called Planet Snoop on Merry Jane.

I wish this was an April Fool’s joke, but I’m being serious. Who in their right mind would cast Snoop Dogg for this kind of voice role?

What is he going to do? Rap a narrative of a cub lion’s birth?! This is madness!

Because of this, I chose a cartoon version of Snoop Dogg I found on Pinterest a few weeks ago for this week’s Fan Art Fridays. The piece is by cartoonist Anthony Geoffroy.

I can’t tell which part of the cartoon is worse: the oversized nose, the exaggerated lips, or the elongated neck!

You can see the original fan art on Pinterest, watch the first episode of Planet Snoop below, and view more of Anthony Geoffroy’s work here.

Gallery Mondays: “Winter Break” by Adrian Tomine

adrian tomine winter break

Mid-winter break is over, kiddos.

Last week I found myself wandering into The POWERHOUSE Arena, a bookstore/exhibition space in Brooklyn, where I came across several prints by cartoonist Adrian Tomine.

Tomine’s “Winter Break” stood out to me the most for two reasons. The first was the fact that it was actually mid-winter break for NYC public school students, which I was constantly reminded of when I didn’t see the school crossing guard on the way to the train station during my morning commute. The second was the fact the cartoon depicts a juxtaposed snowy city scene with an ice cream truck waiting on the block for God knows who to buy ice cream from it in the freezing cold. “Winter Break” was originally published in the February 2, 2009 issue of The New Yorker.

What I love most about this print is the silhouette of the city in the background. The light green filter over the buildings give the print a serene touch.

This print is available for purchase on Adrian Tomine’s website, and of course, at The POWERHOUSE Arena.

Fan Art Fridays: Pride and Prejudice‘s Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy

elizabeth and darcy fan art

Pride and Prejudice and Zombiesa film inspired by Jane Austen’s book Pride and Prejudice and Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 zombie infused novel version, is in theaters starting today.

I’m not sure what would possess Grahame-Smith or ‎Burr Steers, the director of the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, to do such a thing.

They ruined all that was good about Austen’s 19th century romance. She’s probably rolling in her grave right now.

Anyway, I found this lovely cartoon version of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy over on DeviantArt to ease the distress caused every time I see that damned trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies while watching television.

The cartoon was done by viria13. I just love how incredibly handsome yet distant Darcy looks in the scene she chose to draw!

View the original fan art here.

Fan Art Fridays: B.o.B.

B.o.B. must have hit his head somewhere or something this week because he swears that the Earth is flat.

As if Aristotle didn’t prove that the Earth is round centuries ago!

/faceplam

Anyway, his stupidity has earned himself a spot on this week’s Fan Art Fridays. This cartoon version of B.o.B was done by Dawn Darko of dragoart.com, a site that gives drawing tutorials.

Maybe someone can take a stab at drawing him with some inch of smartness.

See the fan art tutorial here.

 

Fan Art Fridays: Elf‘s Buddy and Jovie (Will Ferrell & Zooey Deschanel)

elf buddy and jovi

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I stayed up last night watching Elf and felt obliged to post fan art from the movie because today’s Fan Art Fridays falls on Christmas!

This piece of fan art was done by illustrator Jim McHugh. I just love how cartoon-ish Buddy and Jovie look up a the North Pole. Jovie really looks like Zooey!

If you like this Elf fan art so much that you wish you could hang it in your room, then, you’re in luck because you can! Order the art from mcillustrator on Etsy with an added quote from the movie.

 

 

Fan Art Fridays: Tove Lo

tove lo cartoon caricature

I was listening to Coldplay’s new album A Head Full of Dreams on Spotify today and I got really excited when I saw that Tove Lo is featured on their song “Fun.” She brings an interesting vibe to the album with her alt-pop vocals and multi-dimensional personality.

Her voice blends very well on the ballady track as a backup vocal to Chris Martin. “Fun” is one of my favorites on the album, along with “Army of One” and “Adventure Of A Lifetime.”

The song inspired me to look around for some cool fan art of Tove Lo, and I came across this cartoon portrait by Lily-the-Animator on Deviant Art. You gotta love her somber-looking, droopy, googly blue eyes!

View the original fan art here and check out “Fun” for yourself on Spotify!

 

Fan Art Fridays: Lionel Richie

lionel richie caricature

Lionel Richie was in the news this week because he’s become the latest of a large group of musicians that want to collaborate with the lovely Adele.

Get in line, buddy.

Apparently, when he first found out the name of Adele’s single “Hello,” he thought it was a cover of his original 1983 hit of the same name.

It’s safe to bet that Lionel Richie and Adele are probably going to be coming soon to your ears. On the same track. Together.

In honor of this news, I found this really fun cartoon version of Lionel Richie. It’s by an artist that goes by the name Menekse Cam online, and she’s got tons more where this one came from.

Also, am the only one that goes all out ROTFL when they see one of these shirts?

View the original fan art here.