Sunday, July 18, 2010

Julia Gillard: Digital caricature

Looking around the web I found very few caricatures of our new Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. Those I did find focussed very heavily, and unsurprisingly, on her red hair and somewhat prominent proboscis.

For several weeks I've been attempting to capture her in a caricature without going for the obvious profile shot with the exaggerated nose as the focal point. Despite what this news story might imply, there's more to Ms Gillard than her nose.

Here's my latest attempt...

julia gillard caricature
 (Julia Gillard - digital. Original 1200x1350px . © 2010, Andy Dolphin)

Here's a slightly revised version. Play 'spot the difference' if you like...

 (Julia Gillard 2 - digital. Original 1200x1350px . © 2010, Andy Dolphin)


  1. I have used your caricature for a post on Global Voices

    If we have inadvertently infringed the copyright please let me know.

    Great image!

  2. Thanks for asking Kevin, and for linking back here. I see no problem with you using the image.

  3. Hi Andy,
    Our croc Harry decided to go with Julia today in our Pick the Election fun at Crocosaurus Cove.
    I will email some photos tomorrow (look out for the news tonight & Sydney Morning Herald tomorrow!)
    Thanks again.

  4. Thanks Sallie,

    I'll keep an eye out for the stories.

  5. Dear Andy
    I came across your blog in an image search for Julia Gillard. Really like your work. May I use the Julia Gillard and Tony Abbot caricatures to accompany a Julia quote on my blog, Bytes? It is at

  6. Thanks for asking Otto.

    I'm happy for you to use the pic. I just ask that you provide a credit and link back here.

  7. Thank you, will do so.

  8. Hi Andy after seeing you give permission to use this image i think i can safely assume i have the permission too =p I will give all credits and link them back to this very page with your name attached. Thank you in advance! Bloody awesome pic mate im now searching your blog for Wayne Swan =p

    1. Thanks Anonymous. Do let me know where you've used it as I'm always interested to see where these caricatures turn up.

      I never did get around to doing one of Wayne Swan. Would it be uncharitable of me to suggest that his caricature might just look like a portrait? If so, pretend I never wrote that.