Monday, September 08, 2014

Caricature for character design class

I'm teaching a character design class at BYU now. The first assignment is on caricature, which I think I've talked about on this blog as great exercise for character designers. I don't consider myself a strong caricature artist but I really love it anyway.

Based on this guy, here: http://earthsworld.com/mars/2012/120526_fun_center/120526_fun_center_0028.jpg
I think my guy ended up a bit more squarish than this guy feels but I wanted to communicate how solid his face and neck feel.

In other news, Schoolism is having a sale on Self-taught classes, here's the flyer:

6 comments:

  1. Hey Sam, do you usually use google, or do you have some good sites you could recommend for drawing people and caricatures?
    You know, besides pinterest or figure drawing sites...

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    1. Raul, I really like Earthsworld.com. I usually use pinterest for image searches rather than google if I'm looking for a specific type of person (e.g. "old man" gets a more focused and appealing search on Pinterest than google)

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  2. That caricature is awesome! By the way your Masters of Anatomy entry was amazingly sculptural, I suddenly felt very embarrassed with mine!

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    1. Thanks Danny! I still haven't gotten my book but I'm looking forward to seeing the different takes all you guys have done.

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  3. I love the caricature. He has a lot of character and zest. Wonderful work.

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