Here are some awesome scratchboard portraits of famous historical figures from illustrator Mark Summers. I love how they were done in the caricature style, but at the same time aren't overdone. Each one has their own signature look and detailed attire. I also think the scratchboard method also sets this series of portraits apart from similar illustrations.
I am loving these 30 Rock portraits by Andrew Salomone. They feature characters Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) and Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), and the best part is, they are made of Nerds! I am absolutely certain that Liz would appreciate this fine tribute. If you haven't watched the show before, I highly suggest it.
If someone showed you these pictures, would you believe they weren't photos? Well, they're not. They are ultra realistic paintings by New York based street artist Dan Witz. If you like them enough, you can go buy the prints. The amount of detail and realism that goes into each and every person is truly extraordinary.