Thursday, October 14, 2010

Caricature Time!

 This year I've been selected to do portraits of all the employees of Lifelong Friendship Society for our annual holiday card that gets sent out in late November.  While I generally enjoy drawing faces and giving them a twisted sensibility, I've never delved too deeply into the world of caricature art.  It's not that I didn't like it, but I think it had more to do with having to deal with the person you made the drawing for afterwards.  It's like having a kind-of-fun one night stand but then having to go out to breakfast the next morning.  Too much awkwardness for my young tastes.
When I was at Columbia College in Chicago I worked with an ex-professional caricature artist, and watching that dude crank out drawings was ridiculous.  The way he captured which features to exaggerate while still making the person look somewhat human always impressed me.  I even had him do the face of Warrick Carter in all those cartoons I got fired for back in the day.
So here I am today, getting some warm-ups started for the holiday card...

still needs some work...

The original handsome.

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