I know nothing about caricatures, but I know that you need be a little more finite in your lines and "dots"...like his chin hairs and moustache hairs are too sloppy. The large sized chin looks good too.
The ears are bit lopsided too...it looks like they are that way in the pic, but he has his head tilted just a little bit.
Generally, this is a good first attempt. I'd look at it and say "Oh yeah, that's a caricature!".
Check out the bookstore...I've seen 2 or 3 really good books on how to draw them. Or look up "Christopher Hart" online and see if has a book on the subject. I have a few of his "comic" books and he's really good. I just love his books.
[Edited on 2-23-2003 by Madeline]
thanks urban n madeline!
actually its a real daunting task for me to draw caricatures...its kinda hard for me as i really suck in drawing human figures ( i once attempted to draw myself @ night and man ... i looked worse than MJ)....and actually the assignment is due fast...so i'll really don;t have the luxury to explore in depth into caricature , although i;ll really love to when i have the time
i traced the image in FreeHand and mainly kept it in vectors so that i can import to Flash later....any suggestions on where to shade on the face such that it 'll "pops out" more?
the vectorized and traced image
You definately need shading near where the hair and skin meet...hair leaves a shadow.
Also might consider where the glasses rest on the face.
There's probably more to shade, but I have no idea other than those two suggestions.
is it just me, or does it looks like there is abit to much space between his mouth and his chin ?
I like it, yes !
And as Madeline said, some shadows would be nice.
Keep up the good work!
LOL...U'r getting good at this huh...good work bro...
finally got over with this one, here is the link to see all the works me n my classmates done....it was good o fun all the way (btw guess which one is mine )
click here to view our works,
[Edited on 7-3-2003 by grooovylim]