Not all art is created to be admired and worshipped and to be bought for millions of dollars. There are such drawing styles that are created for fun, positive consideration and without much philosophy. One of these styles is caricature. And today we will draw the caricature of Will Smith.
This style is closely connected with cartoon and grotesque. The basis of humor and satire is created with the help of increase or decrease of facial features, disproportion of body and face. Usually portraits are used for drawing caricatures. Thin neck, eyes of different sizes and shapes, funny head shapes – all this is caricature. Until recent times, caricatures served not only for laugh. They had concealed meaning. It mostly concerned politics. Though, a fictional character usually was used for the basis of caricature.
- The most expensive caricature was of Michael Jackson. It cost 2000 dollars and was drawn by an unknown artist.
- Carand’Ache was the pseudonym of the 19th century French satirist and political cartoonist Emmanuel Poire. Carand’Ache comes from the Russian word karandash, meaning pencil. The Swiss art products company was named after him.
- We are constantly surrounded by caricatures: comics, funny faces and so on. So we can consider this style to be the most widespread in World Wide Web.
Today we will try to draw our own caricature and I chose Will Smith as a victim. It will be fun.
How to draw the caricature of Will Smith step by step
Step 1. Remember that it should be funny. First we draw two squares and connect them with a line.
Step 2. The face should be symmetric. We draw huge ears. The head will have a shape of a compressed rugby ball. Lips and nose are as big as ears.
Step 3. We make the eyes of regular size. We draw the hair and long thin neck. The body will be smaller than the head.
Step 4. We add some pathetic beard and do shading.
If you practice then soon you will be able to draw caricatures of your friends. Believe me you will have a lot of fun. If you have interesting ideas for our lessons, write me about it here.
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