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You will create a caricature of yourself. Start by bringing in a photo of you or take a photo using your laptop. You will study which parts of your facial features are prominent and create a caricature of yourself based on those features. Your caricature should be portrait-style.
Part One: Basic Theory and the Five Shapes
Basic Theory includes:
"Drawing caricatures is a lot more about seeing what makes the person in front of you unique and personal interpretation than it is about making good, confident marks on the paper."
The Five Shapes:
The foundation of the face- the five shapes- no matter what define "a face". The drawing on the left shows this in it's simplest form. By moving, changing and proportioning those five shapes you can being to change the "face" into "someone".
The Relationships of the Five Shapes
The true magic of creating caricature comes from the relationship of these five shapes. Look at yourself in your laptop camera.
These drawings seem very simple but they are the framework to a finished caricature. Below are a few examples of how these starting points can create a finished artwork.
Part Two: Exaggeration and Details
Exaggeration is a great way to help your drawing look more like a caricature and less like a cartoon. It can be overwhelming to exaggerate everything, pick one of two prominent features and exaggerate those mostly. Keep in mind the relationships of your five shapes.
Details are all the refinements that turn your preliminary drawing into a finished piece. This includes all the features being detailed, the addition of wrinkles, hair, freckles, etc. And if you choose, color and shading. Details bring the picture to life. Pay attention to small things you can add to help the caricature look more like you.