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How To Draw Caricatures

"How to draw caricatures" is one of the most commonly asked questions that I get (be sure to also check out my interview with ArtistWorks all about caricatures here). This is important stuff for sure, because if you master how to draw caricatures you are also practicing the fundamentals of excellent distortion. Excellent distortion is really a profound exploration of the sitter's soul. If you dial into the essence of the person, into their inner self, you will see their life on written into their features. Rugged crows feet tell stories not only of ones age but of struggles, experiences and journeys. The direction of wrinkles reveals the attitude and outlook on life. When you think about how to draw caricatures, it's not just an exploration of funny features but a look into the heart and soul of the sitter.

Yes, if someone has a bizarrely big nose you probably want to exaggerate that feature but you should also ask why the nose is big. Is it cartilage growing after years of aging? Is it because they had it broken 6 times because they were an underground bare-knuckle fighter? Make sure there is a rhyme and reason for the distortion!!! That will make your voyage of how to draw caricatures more clear and emotional.

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