how to draw a caricature
Step 4. How to Draw a Caricature
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Uploaded: December 10, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: December 11, 2009
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Well guys it is time for a submission on Dragoart's very first caricature drawing lesson. I have been practicing for so long to draw these funny looking faces and I am finally confident in my drawing technique to submit the first ever “how to draw a caricature step by step”. What better face to use for my first caricature than Santa's. I figured since it was close to Christmas, and also since I couldn't find one anywhere, drawing a Santa Claus caricature would be the ultimate concept to start off with. Caricatures are nothing more then over exaggerated drawings of people whether it be someone famous, or someone like you and I. People are not only drawn as caricatures, objects and animals are too. When you draw a caricature, all you are really doing is either accentuating the characteristics of a person, animal or thing by inflating a forehead, the ears, nose, mouth, or even the eyes. For someone like Will Smith, if you where to draw a portrait of his face as a caricature, you would inflate his ears, and make his eyes small, and then widen his nose. What ever the person is known for, that is what you focus on when drawing a caricature. Angelina Jolie would have her lips inflated with a slit on her bottom lip. Her eyes would also be accentuated too. Of course not everyone is entertained by having there faces drawn as a caricature because sometimes they are seen as offensive. Me personally, I think they are awesome and I know for a fact that I will be drawing caricatures a lot more often. When you want to learn “how to draw caricatures step by step”, all you have to do is find a awesome tutorial, or try sketching one out based on the factors I listed for you. I'm not gonna lie, learning how to draw a caricature is a bit difficult, but if you take your time and be patient, I am confident that you can do it. As for the Santa caricature I drew, all I did was inflate his nose, and cheeks, and draw a small Santa hat on his big face. His beard is a bit exaggerated too but all in all I think it came out awesome. If any of you artists out there know how to draw caricatures, submit a tutorial on one. I would love to have some other lessons in this category except for mine. Anyways I will leave you to this tutorial, have fun with it, and remember to experiment with the caricature to add your own personal touches. Have fun and Merry Christmas!

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