Tuesday, 16 December 2014

'The Mad Art Of Caricature' - By Tom Richmond

From time to time I find myself being asked by aspiring artists how to draw caricatures..... When you think about it, that's a fairly big question and the answer has taken me a lifetime of hard work, dedication and practice to get me to where I am today. I'd have to write a book in order to fully answer that question!

Fortunately, someone already has done before me! I always refer people who want to be caricaturists to get themselves this essential book:

'The Mad Art Of Caricature - A Serious Guide To Drawing Funny Faces' by American artist Tom Richmond.

The book came out a couple of years ago. Tom Richmond is one of my all time favourite artists and a big inspiration to me. Whether you're a beginner, amateur or seasoned professional, Tom's book is an absolute MUST!

Packed with excellent drawing hints, tips, theory, advice, different approaches to anatomy, and explanations about what 'caricature' actually is....not to mention there's also dozens of 'eye-popping' hilarious caricatures of famous faces! The book examines what to look for in a face and how to draw it. It's a complete all round Masterclass is the art of caricaturing and very inspirational.

So if you, or someone you know wants to improve their caricature skills, then do yourselves a favour and get your hands on this book sharpish, my friends! An excellent Christmas gift idea too! Enjoy! : )


A Youtube look at Tom's book....

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