This artist has created some very imaginative portraits of famous people, such as William Defoe, pictured below. Although his painting and illustrations are not exclusively of celebrities, this post features some of his work in this genre.
From the artist’s site:
Hermann Mej�a was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where he studied drawing and painting at the Atelier de Pintores (ATEPIN) and the Academia de Artes Avanzadas (AAA). Since then, he has been working as a freelance illustrator for a wide variety of clients including Santillana, Grijalbo, Instituto Postal telegr�fico de Venezuela (IPOSTEL), Primicia, Vista Higher Learning, DC Comics, Mad Magazine and The Topps Company among others. Hermann�s art is characterized by the use of different mediums and styles, which have allowed him to exhibit his work in newspapers, institutional stamps, business magazines, graffiti, humor magazines, and comics.
In 2001, the artist who now calls Brooklyn, NY home, was nominated for Best Artist at the Harvey Award, and in 2003, he won the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award, in the category of Best in Magazine Feature.Source: Artist site