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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
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Michael Douglas
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Benicio del Toro
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John Leguizamo

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Questlove
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Alan Greenspan

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Cynthia McFadden – Arianna Huffington
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Top row: Steve Jobs, Kelly Ripa, Hamid Karzai
Bottom row: Sting, Rupert Murdoch, Hilary Clinton

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Christiane Amanpour – Lesley Stahl
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Cynthia Rowley – Salvatore Ferragamo

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Penn and Teller
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Bear Grylls – John Waters
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Cindy Crawford – Karl Lagerfeld
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Mindy Kaling – Christopher Guest

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

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Barack Obama
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