Friday, October 08, 2010
CARICATURE EXAGGERATION 101 HOW TO DRAW EXAGGERATED by Elgin subwaysurfer Bolling
Okay Folks, I'm about to give away another of my caricaturing secrets so listen up, get your notebook out and start writing....
Make no mistake about it, CARICATURE DRAWING IS HARD WORK. Unlike most forms of art where you have the TIME to assess, re interpret , and re adjust your work until it's Juuuuuuust right, Caricature drawing, especially LIVE party caricature drawing happens right in front of you, LIVE with "No net" what you see is what you get, and your LAST drawing has no bearing whatsoever on what you will be able to do next, because its a different face.
In caricature you have to have the skill of a portrait artist, a cartoonist, and a little bit of a lunatic to do it right. There IS "no real school " for this, and yet, in order to LEARN you have to have SOME sort of method, so here's one of mine.
DRAW YOURSELF FOR 30 DAYS STRAIGHT
When you first start you will probably do something that looks like a portraitm maybe a cartoon or two. But THAT will get old fast, remember, you have 30 days to do this. What you will find that you MUST do is FIND different ways to exaggerate yourself, and STILL make it look like you. Going through this process will FORCE you to think creatively, and think of NEW approaches to caricature your facial features. Even though YOU are the subject, the lessons you will learn in the next 30 days will carry over to how you caricature other people.
I guarantee it.
Just look at the video to see a few of my approaches.