30 December 2006

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix illustration

This week's Illustration Friday topic is Phoenix, so I drew actor Joaquin Phoenix. Walk the Line and Quills are excellent films he's in.

56 comments:

Pati @-;-- said...

Great portrait! and Happy New Year, Jeannette :)

michael dailey said...

whow nice take on the subject and like pati said great portrait

jacob said...

Damn, why didn't i think of that! Great idea, and a great portrait. happy new year.

JO said...

Nice job. Actually River Phoenix came to mind first. Love your portrait.

studio lolo said...

Excellent Jeanette! My husband wanted me to do Joaquin as Johnny Cash, but then he asked me to do River Phoenix rising from the ashes. We miss that kid and his fine acting.
Anyway, great job!!

kathy weller said...

i caught who it was right away! not that that matters, it's a really nice illustration, regardless!!

Tanya Nichols said...

loved walk the line and absolutely enjoy the portrait...love it...

esillustration said...

he is a secksie man!

esillustration said...

p.s. come home and hang out wif me!

Puflet said...

Lovely, soulful portrait - very economical use of line and tone, too!

Tiger Mouse said...

This is fantastic. You really caught the sense of Joaquin. My husband and I just saw Walk the Line, good movie.

Elizabeth said...

Very Nice!! I like all of your work-- esp. your use of color. Hope you have a great New Year!
--lizjonesbooks

afroman said...

interesting spin on the subject:) and the portrait turned out nicely!
happy new year!

jim bradshaw said...

I like this a lot. He was great in Gladiator. I still haven't seen Walk the Line, but hope to soon.

Mac McRae said...

Hehehe river was way cooler. :) Cool work.

Tony LaRocca said...

Great work- as always. Merry new year!

sammo said...

Love the washes. Clever interpretation.

ValGalArt said...

This is really beautiful! It's very soulful in the eyes. He's pretty great in everything he's done.

Anonymous said...

Booyaka! Eighteen comments already! This is a cool piece so you really deserve it. Not that you need my approvement...

...we´ve seen Walk The Line just two days ago. Great movie. I always thought this guy is pretty attractive.

Happy new year, by the way!

Fred

the enigma said...

hey, i almost went to that idea, although mine would have been River because he's more mysterious. great job! you r good in making portraits.

jen said...

i really like the delicateness of your work, the sketchy parts especially.

Mike said...

now who would've thought??? Very original, and great job!

dizzyjadey said...

Excellent likeness! Wish I thought of it too. Hope you have a happy new year!

Valeriannah said...

Great sketch. That guy sure has some trippy eyes!

Ellis Nadler said...

He walked the line, you drew the line. I snort a line.

quiet storm said...

I LOVE the movie Quills! Outstanding work. And, yes...I love referencing Martinis -- almost as much as I enjoy drinking them :) Happy New Year.

Pat McDonnell said...

Great sketch. It's a good likeness. I like your take on the topic. So many people (including me) went with the literal.

Pickledog said...

Trés cool portrait. Joaquin Phoenix is a favorite of mine.

JENN KAKOyannis said...

Nice portrait! Joaquin is also one of my favs. You forgot Gladiator....eve though I hated his character so much in that.

Brine Blank said...

Really enjoy the style and your work...I mean it isn't a bedsheet barbie or anything but still...

marc said...

Hi Jeannette,
original idea! Well done!
Happy New Year creative

Twisselman said...

Great job... and good thinking for the topic. From the comments, I guess others had the same train of thought (tween one brother and the other), but it's still thinking outside the box. You've caught the Joaquin eyes very nicely.
Happy 2007!

trickornick said...

You win.

Frederik Jurk said...

33 comments.

Now 34.

Happy new year, woman!

Fred

esillustration said...

Jeannette. I'm your biggest fan. Will you be my friend IRL? oh wait!

Dave M! said...

Very clever, young lady. Keep up the good work.

HARDWAX said...

He looks beautiful, lots of intensity in those eyes, and he is one of my favorite actors. Love your rendering of Mr.Phoenix!

Abigail said...

Really good likeness and a neat take on the theme!

Michelle said...

Nice job! And also different!!!

hartini said...

Awesome portrait! :)
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Michelle Lana said...

awesome work!!!!

steve said...

fantastic portrait. i was wondering if anyone would have done a River portrait as well. anyhow, great stuff.

Terry said...

Beautiful. (and I mean that in the most hetero of sense of the word).

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

This is terrific! You really captured him, and in a really great style! Well done!

emila said...

great work! I love it! Yeah, I remembered his brother, River.

Alina Chau said...

awesome drawing!!

BINO said...

beautiful!

Happy New year!

Bino

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Chio_Garu said...

Oh my goshness! I love Joaquin Phoenix (not in the creepy kind of stalker love-way...seriously)

Anyway, thank you for the comment on my blog

Your idea sure as heck was more original than mine ^^ That's what I call thinking outside of the square!

benconservato said...

Great portrait, simple, yet it captures him perfectly (from what I know of him).

Todd Harris said...

awesome job on this and great take on the Phoenix theme. have a great new year!

Bethany said...

nice portrait

nice lopes said...

Wow! I love Joaquin Phoenix! Great portrait! Thanks for visiting my blog!

chippamunkey said...

WOW! I am impressed!!!

drool joaquin.....

Valaine said...

awesome, beautiful drawing - I love this guy!

Mom said...

Good Job!!!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Amazing. He has uscha beautiful face. Do you remember him as the young kid in Parenthood. Brilliant portrait.