11.03.11 by Jeff

Karin Bubaš

“With Friends Like These…” chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubaš.

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas

The Hills chalk pastel drawings by Karin Bubas













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

    Karin is also an amazing photographer:
    http://www.booooooom.com/2009/02/03/karin-bubas/

  • http://www.kfmgallery.com Kristin Forbes-Mullane

    haha! I thought those people looked familiar! Gorgeous work

  • http://heyitsalexp.com heyitsAlexP

    I’ve seen these before, the Heidi/Spencer one is awesome!

  • http://www.iamcaty.com Caty

    woow, awesome portraits! I like the one of Whitney the most :]

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      Me tooo

  • http://alois.carbonmade.com/ Maciel

    So I take it these are people in pop culture, just who exactly? I’m afraid I jumped off the TV train a few years back.

  • http://www.deptm2.com mike m

    wow these are some pretty amazing portraits.

  • Dean

    HAHA JUSTIN BOBBY!
    but it is kinda sad when you think you know people off tv…

  • m

    these are hilarious

  • http://claritystar.com Clarity

    Omg that is Justin Bobby!

  • Rebecca

    impressive!
    it took me a second to realise where I knew them from…like I thought they were something significant :) still, these are really good

  • Rachel Mychajluk

    Beautifully executed, especially considering they’re done in chalk pastel. I love the use of a mid tone with added lights and darks.

  • http://www.jessicaleong.com JESS

    great find jeff!
    great work karin!

  • Pamela

    Wow these are so awesome! They look exactly like the characters from the show..amazing work!

  • http://www.mistahbang.blogspot.com abang

    its that feeling when you zone out completely and everything in your vision blurs except the image or person you are focused on.

  • kate

    haha this is the funniest thing I’ve seen.
    heidi don’t look like that no mo’

  • lapetitefaon

    OMG!!! I LOVE THESE!!! The Hills is my ultimate guilty pleasure and I don’t know why I’m so amused by these, but I am!

    • http://alois.carbonmade.com/ Maciel

      I love how you’re the only person to actually admit what show this is from. It seems like it really is a bit of a guilty pleasure. I’m not making fun or being mean or anything, I just thought it was kind of funny.

      • lapetitefaon

        ha, after reading through the comments, you’re right! No one mentioned the name of the show! I felt almost self-conscious typing “the hills” even on something anonymous as this!





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