If you’re a British celebrity, chances are Chris Shaw will draw a goofy picture of you.
Shaw, who goes by @ChrisShawEditor on Twitter, likes to create offbeat portraits of well-known personalities from the United Kingdom and then tweet directly at his subjects for a response. Not everyone replies, but those who do are usually flattered or bemused.
The portraitist also maintains a blog where he posts his creations along with a screengrab of the celebrity responses.
The idea to channel his inner artist came to Shaw on a whim.
“I drew a pic[ture] of @piersmorgan [and] thought I’d tweet him,” he told the Daily Dot via the microblogging platform. “No reply. I refused to accept that all celebs were like him so [I] kept trying. [The] 1st to respond was @theJeremyVine— that piqued my curiosity.”
“How would celebs react to badly drawn pics?”
And so a very amusing blog was born.
Below is a compilation of some of the more interesting images drawn by Shaw, as well as the Twitter reply, if there was one.
Piers Morgan — Host of Piers Morgan Tonight, former UK newspaper journalist
Jeremy Vine — Author, journalist, and BBC radio show host
Rob Smith and Polly Evans — Presenters for the BBC’s regional news show Southeast Today
Photo via Chris Shaw/My Celebrity Portraits