Five Tips for Creating Believable Caricatures
A caricature captures the essence of a person in an over the top way by calling attention to and emphasizing certain physical features. You can find examples of caricatures in all forms of media. Often times you'll see caricatures of movie stars in entertainment magazines or animated shows. Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons. Depending on the design and rendering, a caricature can be presented in a manner that comes across insulting or complimentary. Regardless of the intent behind a caricature's design, usually a humorous response is sought. Creating an effective caricature that captures the essence of the subject it's been modeled after can be challenging, so here's five concepts to consider when designing a caricature.