Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hanzz Karikaturen

He's a welcome guest everywhere he goes out to draw people on family and enterprise parties in Belgium or abroad. He likes to come to the ECC to meet with other cartoonists and caricaturists... let's introduce Hanzz (Hans Deconinck, °1960, Izegem, Belgium). In 2013 he had an exhibition in the ECC and it's there where I learned to know this kind artist.  At that time he didn't have a catalogue or caricature book, and that's why I didn't introduce him earlier.

ECC exhibition 2013

Belgian former King Albert by Hanzz

2013 ECC 

Toots Thielemans by Hanzz

Marco D'Agostino and Hanzz (ECC)

caught in action, drawing Marco D'Agonstino (ECC)

But now it's so far: he published a catalogue with about 46 of his best caricatures of famous people. Hanzz is an ardent user of digital media. He is a lead user testing different beta-versions of drawing tablets (Wacom) and drawing software as Paintshop Pro9 and ArtRage. To make a portrait, I thought Hanzz started scanning a photo of the person, and then manipulated that picture. But that's not the case. His caricatures a drawn by hand on the tablet with the specific software. The results are astonishing as you can see in the scans below...

Kim Young Un by Hanzz  (I had a problem with my scanner,
sorry for bad scan quality, original drawing is excellent)
Karl Lagerfeld by Hanzz
Stan Laurel by Hanzz
Charles Bronson by Hanzz

Let's end with the wise words of Hanzz himself: "Let the fun be with you".

Hanzz Karikaturen costs 10 eur. Contact Hanzz for a copy.
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