Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Caricature Sketching

These days, I use Instagram a lot to share my art, so my blog has been quite vacant. But it's time to update again, let's see if I can keep it up. I'm doing caricature sketches as warmups. This was a sketch from last night, and added color today. I love doing google searches for photos of people. I looked up "old latino" and found a great wrinkled face I used as a reference for this illustration. Really had fun drawing his unique shape of his wrinkles, and the big ears. Handsome people are boring to draw, it's the people with uniquely shaped facial features that make it fun to draw. Its also easier to draw caricatures with people who have interesting or pronounced facial features than evenly proportioned perfect people. I can zone in on a big nose or unique head shape, and the caricature will look more spot on than someone with a classically beautiful face with nothing unique about their face.

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