Friday, July 31, 2015

Walter

Walter Matthau

(October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach Buttermaker in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears.

He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie. Besides the Oscar, he was the winner of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony awards.

Source: Wikipedia  Pencil Sketch by Greg Chapin Joens.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Sue Irwin (born 24 July 1998) is an Australian actress, television presenter, and daughter of The Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin. Irwin has been involved in acting, singing, songwriting, dancing, game show hosting, rapping, and and has created an instructional fitness DVD.

Her first name comes from the name of her father's favourite female crocodile at the Australia Zoo, and her middle name is from the family's dog Sui, Sue. According to her father, Bindi is an Australian Aboriginal word that means "young girl." Source: Wikipedia

Graphite sketch on bristol paper by Greg Chapin Joens​

Colonel Harlan Sanders

Colonel Harland David Sanders

(September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (now known as KFC) and later acting as the company's goodwill ambassador and symbol.

Sanders held a number of jobs in his early life, such as being a steam engine stoker, insurance salesman and filling station operator. He began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first KFC franchise opened in Utah in 1952. The company's rapid expansion across the United States and overseas was overwhelming for Sanders and in 1964 he sold the company to a group of investors led by John Y. Brown, Jr. and Jack C. Massey for $2 million.

Source: wikipedia

Pencil Sketch on Vellum Textured Bristol Paper by Greg Chapin Joens​

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Robert Downey, Jr.




Robert John Downey, Jr.

(born April 4, 1965)

is an American actor whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.

Making his screen debut at the age of five, appearing in his father Robert Downey, Sr.'s film Pound (1970), he appeared in roles associated with the Brat Pack, such as the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985) and the drama Less Than Zero (1987). Other films he has starred in include the action comedy Air America (1990), the comedy Soapdish (1991), and the crime film Natural Born Killers (1994). He starred as Charlie Chaplin, the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Source: Wikipedia
Pencil Sketch by  Greg Chapin Joens​

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Kate Hudson

Kate Garry Hudson

(born April 19, 1979) is an American actress. She rose to prominence in 2000 for playing Penny Lane in Almost Famous, for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She played Cassandra July in the musical comedy-drama TV series Glee.

Her other films include How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Raising Helen (2004), The Skeleton Key (2005), You, Me and Dupree (2006), Fool's Gold (2008), Bride Wars (2009), and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012).

Hudson also co-founded Fabletics, a fitness brand and membership program operated by JustFab.

Source: Wikipedia

Pencil Sketch on Bristol Paper by  Greg Chapin Joens​


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vincent Price




Vincent Leonard Price, Jr.

(May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, radio, and in over one hundred films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, and one for television.

Price was also an art collector and consultant, with a degree in art history, and lectured and wrote books on the subject. He was the founder of the Vincent Price Art Museum in California.

Source: Wikipedia

- 8.5x11 inch pencil sketch by Greg Joens

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Charlie Weaver

Remember Charlie Weaver who was a regular on the old Hollywood Squares?  Did you know he is the grandfather of Patricia and David Arquette?

Clifford Charles "Cliff" Arquette (December 27, 1905 – September 23, 1974) was an American actor and comedian, famous for his TV role as Charley Weaver.

- pencil sketch by Greg Joens

Monday, July 6, 2015