Group Caricature Portrait

This is the finished version of the group caricature I was working on. It's on 24"x19" bristol board, done in ink and colored pencil. Right after it is the pencil version before the inking.

1 comment:

Pete Emslie said...

Hi Craig,

Thanks for your kind words over on my blog regarding my Sinatra caricature. By the way, I took a look at your blog after that, and enjoyed your rendition of Frank's "One For My Baby"! That's such a heartfelt, poignant song, isn't it?

This group caricature is quite good, and I gather you're working from still photos, which is the norm for this type of assignment. I always have a hard time getting results that way for my showbiz caricatures, so I always work from video. By seeing the subject in action, the head in rotation and expression changing, I find I get a more all around visual "impression" of the person. I can see the underlying design of the face more easily and, by seeing the person emote, I get a better feel for bringing out their inner personality.

Anyway, I thought I'd pass along this tip to you so that you might get those "caricature muscles" up to speed. Give it a try - I think you'll enjoy the process! Again, much thanks for dropping by my site!