Rough Caricature Sketches

These are a few pages of sketches I've done for a group caricature portrait I was commissioned for. After spending so much time doing photo-realistic portraits it took me a while to get my caricaturing muscles back in shape. It's a completely different way of thinking to go from copying a picture in a completely technical sense to figuring out how to exaggerate those same features and still keep it recognizable. You're essentially drawing it as much from out of your head as from the picture.

One of the reasons I took on this job was to get those muscles working again. I started out a bit lost on a few of them, but I got back in the groove as I went along. I'll post the finished portrait tomorrow.

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