Sunday, December 28, 2014

Use the Farce Luke!

Alas, this post is not about any new Star Wars buzz or related fan art, this is instead a caricature of my cousin Luke done as a Christmas present.

I don't draw caricature as much as portraiture, (not since that one of Joaquin Phoenix in January) but I could probably benefit from playing with pieces that call for exaggerating the subject, rather than just copy what's there.

What I learned:

1. When working in a style that you're unfamiliar with, it's important give yourself plenty of prep time to experiment. The project may sound simple, but it'll come out better if you give yourself time to play with the possibilities.

2. If you're asked to draw someone that you've never met in your life. Make sure the client gives you MULTIPLE reference photos. Five minimum is a good place to start.

Now I want to hear from you. What have your art projects taught you in this past year?


  1. We tried several times over this year to Draw again... (our nervous disorder took from me most of my art skills) and have not done a portrait for anyone in many years.... really wish my hands did not shake so badly these days... really miss my drawing... we still really enjoy seeing the works drawn, paintings etc. of others...


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