Understanding Caricature : An Artist's Practical Guide to Creating Portraits with Personality
A truly comprehensive and laser-focused examination of a really wonderful, expressive art form. Understanding Caricature offers artists, aspiring artists, students, journalists, bloggers, etc. a lively guide to an old and respected art form. A great caricature is one that not only captures the subject's look and personality but amplifies them significantly. They are almost always funny and very often (but not always) mean spirited. Eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hairline, cheeks, eyebrows, teeth, chin: There's no facial feature (or any other body part, for that matter) that can escape the sardonic scrutiny of caricaturist and illustrator Greg Houston. But though he cleverly twists, exaggerates, and distorts each subject's image, he always makes sure the person remains recognizable--an absolute must for successful caricature.
Whether on assignment or simply drawing for his own perverse pleasure, Houston loves skewering the high and mighty--movie stars, moguls, politicians, and assorted other VIPs--especially when they misbehave.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 216 x 254 x 17.78mm | 294.84g
- 27 Apr 2021
- Monacelli Press
- New York, United States