Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
May 28, 2009
Image Size
85.3 KB
Resolution
521×700
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
6,023
Favourites
120 (who?)
Comments
29
Downloads
7,125
×
Christopher Hitchens by infernovball Christopher Hitchens by infernovball
Author and intellectual Christopher Hitchens. He's a very prickly customer, but his debates are very interesting.

This piece is painted similar to the way that I painted the Rachel McAdams image. A bit simplified with a "smoother" appearance. Starting with a black and white value painting then adding color overlays in Photoshop.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsleeplessphilosopher:
SleeplessPhilosopher Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work. I've finally started read Hitchen's work. Whether you agree with him or not, he's an interesting guy and a good writer.
Reply
:iconshadewalker-94:
shadewalker-94 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Great work. I've always admired artists who can make caricatures...You gotta be a master realist to be able to make a good one. :)

And I don't mean to start a religious war out here, but ironicly, this portrait proves his worldviews wrong :) In a purely materialistic universe there's no purpose, so there's no need for the feelings of justice, beauty, humor and so on. Trying to assign them as some mechanic for survival is just wild imagination in my opinion.
Reply
:iconsleeplessphilosopher:
SleeplessPhilosopher Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just because there's no absolute or objective purpose to something doesn't mean that it can't have an important subjective meaning to a lot of people. I'm also not trying to start a religious war, lol. 
Reply
:iconshadewalker-94:
shadewalker-94 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Well, yeah, we all dislike those :D But my point is those things shouldn't even have come to existance.
Reply
:icontasteyfrog:
Tasteyfrog Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Hitchens moments before delivering a Hitchslap
Reply
:iconnichionnaith:
NiChionnaith Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I ADORE this. You're amazingly talented!
Reply
:iconinfernovball:
infernovball Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Thank you.
Reply
:iconlowley:
Lowley Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I've seen this all over the place, well done! It puts mine to shame.
Reply
:iconwonderfulnonsense:
WonderfulNonsense Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
RIP, Mr. Hitchens.
I suppose now he finally knows the truth.
Reply
:iconpope541:
Pope541 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You can't know anything without a functioning brain, besides, he already knew the truth when he was alive.
Reply
Add a Comment: