Bad Seed (shaded) by Chris Baker

Another quick Nick Cave caricature – this time shaded (I think this one works better in some ways).

Graphite on copy paper – A5

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A figurative artist, Chris started out as an illustrator, later to become a figurative painter, focusing mainly on portraits.

Chris has exhibited in several one-man shows, and a few mixed shows in London.

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  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turneralmost 6 years ago

    love it :)

  • Wow! that was quick! Thanks so much Tara :)

    – Chris Baker

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonalmost 6 years ago

    both are good… i like this one better : )

  • Thanks for letting me know your thoughts Mimi :) – I think so also…
    although he does looks a little like a scolded schoolboy here somehow!

    – Chris Baker

  • Varry
    Varryalmost 6 years ago

    Both are excellent….Love the tonality in this one…

  • Thanks Varry :) His dark hair, deep-set eyes and features seem to demand this heavy tonality methinks…..

    – Chris Baker

  • kamel
    kamelalmost 6 years ago

    looks like Neil Young

  • I’m planning on doing a Neil Young (could be confusing!)

    – Chris Baker

  • Paul Starkey
    Paul Starkeyalmost 6 years ago

    I think this is great. Nick Cave has such an expressive face and unique features.

  • Aaah! Thank you so much Paul :)
    More specially because it’s only just now I realise that you have a ‘Nick Cave’ sketch in your gallery also! Thanks again :)

    – Chris Baker

  • mando13
    mando13almost 6 years ago

    I think you might be onto something .This is brilliant. The irony is that when I saw him New Years Eve it was less than a kilometre from where he went to school at Caulfield Grammar.

  • Cheers, mando13 – I as hoping you’d track these down soon…. :)
    Weird…. Maybe he was doing some ‘catching up’ ;) Many thanks again!

    – Chris Baker

  • Martin Lynch-Smith
    Martin Lynch-S...almost 6 years ago


  • Hi Martin -Many thanks :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Conrad Stryker
    Conrad Strykeralmost 6 years ago

    Damn. You really nailed the likeness.

  • Thanks Conrad; it’s just about there ;)

    – Chris Baker

  • Josh Bowe
    Josh Bowealmost 6 years ago

    Nice rendition of a great writer

  • Thanks Josh :)

    – Chris Baker

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 5 years ago

  • Thanks so much Marion! quite unexpected :)

    – Chris Baker

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