Capturing the Essence of Caricatures

In this series of lessons, we'll explore how we can observe and exaggerate the facial features of some famous actors to create fun and humorous caricatures of them. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.2.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 21, 2014
Duration
1h 11m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 21, 2014
Duration
1h 11m
Description

In this series of lessons, we'll explore how we can observe and exaggerate the facial features of some famous actors to create fun and humorous caricatures of them. A caricature captures the essence of a person in a over the top way by calling attention to and emphasizing certain physical features. You can find examples of caricatures in all forms of media such as editorial cartoons, entertainment magazines, and animated shows. In this course, we'll focus on how we can visually portray someone as a caricature in more than just one way by sketching two contrasting caricatures of each actor. For each actor that we reference we'll discuss and observe certain facial features that stand out to us and how we can emphasize them by a means of exaggeration, simplification, spatial relationships, and visual contrast. After watching this training, you'll have the inspiration to create your own caricatures! Software required: Photoshop CC 14.2.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Kurt with Digital-Tutors. Welcome to this series of lessons where we'll explore how we can observe and exaggerate the facial features of some famous actors to create fun and humorous caricatures of them. 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, such as editorial cartoons, entertainment magazines, and animated shows. In this course, we'll focus on how we can visually portray someone as a caricature in more than just one way by sketching two contrasting caricatures of each actor. For each actor that we reference we'll discuss and observe certain facial features that stand out to us, and how we can emphasize them by a means of exaggeration, simplification, spatial relationships, and visual contrast. After watching this course, you'll have the inspiration to create your own caricatures, so with that we'll begin in our next lesson.