Well, it’s been a couple days of not-so-great results for my caricature practice, but I’m persisting.
I think that part of my problem has been trying to get too precise about likeness in the initial thumbnail
sketches, and ignoring what the thumbnail sketches are meant to achieve, which is to highlight key
shapes and features.
Sometimes it’s also difficult to decide which features are the ones that make a face instantly recognizable.
The eyes may be striking, but it’s really the mouth that defines that person. I’ve
found it helpful to block out the eyes, nose and mouth separately until I see the one feature that
really makes the face.
This caricature of Matt Damon definitely could have been pushed further, but I was happy with how
it progressed from the initial thumbnails to the colour version:
©2017 Jennifer Georgeadis. 11.5cm x 13cm, digital graphite and pastel