The Art of Caricature
I have been drawing caricatures of people for over 25 years. Up until 2004, it was more of a sideline than an actual profession. All of that changed once I attended my first caricature convention. The NCN stood for the National Caricaturist Network. It is now called the International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA) It's a trade association for artists who love to draw exaggerated faces.
Once I attended my first convention, my whole life changed. I saw just how talented many of these artists are. I learned how many have made a business out of it by selling their work at theme parks and zoos. I realized for the first time that my skillset wasn't just sideshow entertainment. I realized that caricature illustration was a true artform. I am still learning more and more about it daily. My hope is to help educate the public on what it is that makes this unique artform so special.
Goofy Faces Video
International Society of Caricature Artists
NCN Promo Video
ISCA Trailer 2011
ISCA Convention 2013
Links about caricatures
- Goofy Faces Caricatures
Caricatures online? Goofy Faces is the place to go when you want a top-quality caricature illustration or illustrator. Choose from several different packages and upload your pictures. We do the rest. Next time you want a very personal gift, stop by &
- The International Society of Caricature Artists - ISCA
The International Society of Caricature Artists is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the art of caricature. It is made up of professional caricaturists from all over the world, students of caricature and people who have an interes
- Al Hirschfeld
Albert Hirschfeld (June 21, 1903 - January 20, 2003) was an American caricaturist, best known for his simple black and white satirical portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars. Hirschfeld's art style is unique, and he is considered to be one of th
- Sebastian Kreuger
Sebastian KrÃ¼ger was born on June 30, 1963, in Hameln. After finishing school in 1982, he studied free painting at the academy of graphic arts in Brunswick. Since 1986 the artist has been working as a self-employed caricaturist, illustrator and pain
- Tom Richmond Illustration
In 1998 Tom Richmond discovered the "National Caricaturist Network", an organization of professional caricaturists. Tom joined the NCN and attended his first convention in Las Vegas that winter. In the years since, he has been honored with several aw
- Stephen Silver
Aspiring to be a professional artist my whole life, I first got involved in drawing at the age of six when I found an artist's original sketchbook laying in my back yard. From that point on I knew that drawing would be my purpose in life. In 1992 I g
- Jim van der Keyl
Jim van der Keyl was always interested in drawing. As with most artists, he started at an early age. Jim loved drawing cartoons at first, until he happened to see a Norman Rockwell illustration on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. He especiall
Great Books about Caricaturing on Amazon
This is the latest book on how to draw caricatures and it's one of the best I've read. Tom's book is very thorough and comprehensive. His illustrations alone make it worth the price. This is a must-have book for your caricature lesson collection.
This book is an excellent guide to learning to draw retail-style caricatures like the ones sold at theme parks and zoos across the nation. I highly recommend this book for those wanting to learn how to draw retail caricatures.
This is another useful book to help you learn to draw retail-style and party caricatures. It includes a very useful "gag" library of different poses and backgrounds for beginners.
This is another outstanding lesson book on how to learn to draw caricatures from illustrator/animator, Jim Van Der Keyl. In addition to his insight, he also shares other pointers from many other master caricature artists as well.
Not everyone likes the outcome from the artist who draws their caricature. This book is a collection of the best rejected art that no one has ever seen. And ironically, it may be some of the best caricature work you will ever see from Oscar award-winning artist, Joe Bluhm.
Caricature Video Lessons on Amazon
Your Supplies - What to buy for drawing caricatures
Here are some excellent links to everything you need to get in order to begin drawing caricatures. Instead of going from art store to art store or surfing the web all day, simply find everything you need all in one place!
More Supplies! - Other sources for your art supplies beyond Amazon
- Chartpak AD Fine Tip Marker
This marker is a good alternative to the Utrecht marker if you prefer a marker with a stiffer drawing nib.
Lar DeSouza CaricatureTraining Videos
Watch Award-winning Caricaturist, Lar DeSouza in action as he explains the caricature-drawing process over 4 videos below!