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Scribble-Style Portraits of Jim Carrey Capture His Famously Funny Faces

Jim Carrey Fan Art

Actor Jim Carrey has held many memorable roles over the years, from raunchy comedies to indie darlings. His incredible talent has made the characters he plays iconic; their personas—particularly their facial expressions—live long beyond their time in theaters. Artist Vince Low pays homage to Carrey's masterful acting abilities with a series of nine black and white portraits. Captured in energetic scribble-style, they're a faithful representations of some of Carrey's famous faces.

Low’s playful drawings build three dimensional form through repeated mark making. When he wants an area to appear shaded, he simply whisks his pen over that part again and again. In doing this, he also implies movement. The carefree fluidity of these lines make the drawings feel like they’re traveling across the page. Or in Carrey’s case, it seems as if he’s in the middle of acting in a scene.

Low and Carrey have a connection that goes beyond the arts and gives insight to why they're in creative fields today. They both have dyslexia and struggled early in school; drawing and comedy, respectively, helped them deal with these challenging situations. Now, after honing their talents, the two have found success in the things that allowed them to cope with their disorder.

Artist Vince Low creates a diverse set of funny Jim Carrey faces with his scribble-style portraits, paying homage to the actor's physical range.

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All images via Vince Low. 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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