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Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Noli Novak is an illustrator work as a hedcut technique trainer for the Wall Street Journal.
The important thing is capturing the resemblance of the theme which is best shown with celebrity portraits says Noli. She makes these portraits on request and she uses reference photographs to base her artwork on. You can see some of her portraits here and for more you can visit her gallery on Behance.

What’s hedcut?
Hedcut is a term referring to a style of drawing, associated with The Wall Street Journal. They use the stipple method of many small dots and the hatching method of small lines to create an image, and are designed to emulate the look of woodcuts from old-style newspapers, and engravings on certificates and currency. The phonetic spelling of “hed” may be based on newspapers’ use of the term hed for “headline.”

Janis Joplin
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Michael Douglas
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Benicio del Toro
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

John Leguizamo
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Questlove
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Alan Greenspan
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Cynthia McFadden – Arianna Huffington
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Top row: Steve Jobs, Kelly Ripa, Hamid Karzai
Bottom row: Sting, Rupert Murdoch, Hilary Clinton

Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Christiane Amanpour – Lesley Stahl
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Cynthia Rowley – Salvatore Ferragamo
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Penn and Teller
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Bear Grylls – John Waters
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Cindy Crawford – Karl Lagerfeld
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Mindy Kaling – Christopher Guest
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Top row: Jon Huntsman, Larry Page, Daryl Hannah
Bottom row: Conan O’Brien, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Maher

Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

Barack Obama
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak
Celebrity Hedcuts by Noli Novak

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