Woody by Margaret Sanderson

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Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, December 1, 1935) is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician whose career spans over half a century.

He began as a comedy writer in the 1950s, penning jokes and scripts for television and also publishing several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, Allen started performing as a stand-up comic, emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes. As a comic, he developed the persona of an insecure intellectual, which he insists is quite different from his real-life personality.
Allen directed, starred in, and wrote Take the Money and Run in 1969. That same year he starred in his own TV special, The Woody Allen Special. From 1971 to 1975, Allen co-wrote, directed, and starred in Bananas, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask), Sleeper, and Love and Death.
Then came two of Allen’s finest films. Annie Hall won four Academy Awards in 1977, including Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Diane Keaton, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director for Woody Allen. Annie Hall set the standard for modern romantic comedy and also started a minor fashion trend with the clothes worn by Diane Keaton in the film (the masculine clothing, such as ties with cardigans, was actually Keaton’s own).
The wikipedia pages on Woody’s achievements goes on and on; way too many to list here, as are his list of BAFTA’s in various categories.
Allen’s personal life has also been well documented, but this portrayal is only concerned with his professional life and his successes.
Portrait done with Ergosoft Staedtler pencils on Bristol Board smooth surface, 250gsm, 297 mms x420mms.

I’m a self-taught artist from the North of England and I like to inject a bit of humour wherever possible, whether it’s in my writing (see my poems), or my artwork.
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  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTabout 2 years ago

    Margaret …. your art just gets better and better and better and better ….which is quite a feat as even your early work is fantastic.

  • That’s so kind of you Dave, though I’m not sure my early work is that good. I’ll take the compliment quite happily though. Thank you!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezabout 2 years ago

    I agree with Dave, Margaret, as this is exceptional pencil work. Did you caricature this yourself or copy from a photo, no matter, great stuff, well done.

  • There is a great photoshop artist called Rodney Pike who uses photo manipulation to create some great caricatures. I used one of his pieces with Scarlett Johanssen and Woody Allen together, then chopped Scarlett out.

    As you can see, my pencil version is a bit less real than the source material, but that’s what I was kind of aiming for. Thanks Gary, for the great comment!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 2 years ago

    fantastic!! I adore his films….

  • Thank you Tammera. Me too!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Margret,
    That’s why I spell my nickname “Woodie” so we don’t get confused with each other, LOL !!!!!
    Cheers Woodie with an I E.

  • I was thinking of you when I posted this one Neil. Thank you!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Harry Purves
    Harry Purvesabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful caricature Margaret. I now see (after reading your answer to Gary ) where the inspiration came from, which in itself is a great piece. Hopefully your next work will be of Scarlett (here’s hoping anyway). It’s a definite fave!

  • Scarlett looks good even as a caricature. Thanks for the fave Harry, and the smashing comment.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • pauldana
    pauldanaabout 2 years ago

    love Woody, love this

  • Thanks once again Paul!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Judi.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    Oh you are a wizz Margaret, this is gorgeous, excellent portrayal of Peter….. :o)x

  • Thank you Josie.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 2 years ago

    Absolutely superb, Margaret !!
    I wish I had half your talent !

  • You’re way too kind George, but I do so appreciate your comments. Thank you.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    09-01-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you so much Kira!

    – Margaret Sanderson

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