Caricature Art : Things you know should know
Caricature Designing is one of the oldest and most popular forms of drawing, usually executed as pen or pencil sketches. For long, it has been a powerful tool for political sarcasm and comic representation of some current issues. These works mostly exist around a cartooned version of one or more characters, often placed in an animated adaptation of real world objects. However, a visible comical twist is added by highlighting some idiosyncrasies in the characters’ personality. This often appears as daunting as creating the portrait of a person, but it is not true. Follow these steps to understand just how simple it is to create compelling caricatures:
• Subject. The starting point is to decide upon the theme and the desired presentation. This has a bearing on the elements involved and the type of the character — real or imaginary. According to the subject matter, your character also will have certain physical characteristics.
- Reference. If your idea is to devise a completely new cartoon, you need to have a vivid imagination. As a beginner, you can do well to take reference from some real persons and tweak the picture as per your preference. In effect, your animation will be an eclectic mix of some prominent features of certain faces and personalities.