Caricatures! Cus why not!

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by zegh8578, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I love caricatures. I'm not into drawing them though, I attempted a few in my early 20s, closest friends including myself. With myself it's easy, cus there's nobody to offend. With friends, it's much more of a balance, cus they wanted it, but I knew they didn't want what it was going to end up as. One fellow artsy friend, on the other hand, called me out for not being harsh enough, and I drew several caricatures of him, untill I was able to draw him "from memory", comic book style, which was quite fun.

    I like caricatures that are on the more extreme side, since softer caricatures come off as... flattering. That's why I've never liked street-caricaturers, who draw tourists. They have to balance between exaggerating features - and not insulting paying customers who often have no clue or are in complete denial about how they appear (especially to a stranger)
    More importantly though, with the exaggerated ones, the face becomes more and more deformed, and more and more dependent on the particular identifying features

    Anyway, I'm gonna spam some good caricatures (but leave out the names of the target). If you got a fave or came across a good one recently, slap it here!


    (Artist: Lucas Somariva)


    (Artist: Alberto Russo)


    (Artist: Alberto Russo)


    (Artist: Anthony Pascoe)


    An example of not-that-exaggerated, but achieving a caricature with quick, brief lines. I find this approach impressive as well, since it's very rough, but still brings out recognizability.
    (Artist: William Fiesterman)


    (Artist: Flakychump)


    (Artist: Chris Wahl)


    (Artist: Medi Belortaja)


    Caricature portraits of politicians are usually a minority against "political cartoons" that utilize caricatures by default.
    (Artist: Marian Avramescu)

    Hmmm, I'm finding terrorists and other troublemakers tend to elude caricatures (except for mr. Bin Laden, who has been covered extensively)

    From wikipedia, can be seen a caricature from ancient Rome, the city of Pompeii specifically:

    Line "transcript":
    The subject matter is not known, but his striking features can be detected even by a simple line-drawing. There's an immediate sensation of it being an older man, with the head jutting forwards, his chin poking further out. Doubtless, at the time of this drawing, anyone who saw it would know precisely who the subject was, probably for even decades to follow.
     
  2. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
    Hitchcock drew his own, and it was superb.

    hitch.jpg

    Here is another:

    rolling_stones_caricature_by_MichelAchard.jpg
     
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  3. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Agreed, the Hitchcock one is a very good example of few lines that do the job
    the Rolling Stones one reminds me of these puppets that were famous back in the 80s-90s? I never really saw them as an adult, and as a kid I was partly horrified, partly amazed, they were also in a... Phil Collins? music video I think
     
  4. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
    Spitting Image.

     
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  5. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 30, 2009
    I used these as my party in Wasteland 2:




     
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  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Shoot me again. I ain't dead yet. Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Love the new avatar.
     
  7. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    The hell :D
     
  8. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Imagine the dialogue options they would have in Wasteland, if it was a real party.
     
  9. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 30, 2009
    Yeah, it crossed my mind. That'd been quite a task for the WL2 writing team.

    I used their characteristics (what I had seen of their act) loosely for the skillbuilds, though. Like... Animal Whisperer was perfect for Dawkins for exampole, and stuff like that.
     
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  10. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    You've actually made me contemplate a re-play of WL2 just to try something like that.
    Squad games where squads are designable and renamable often make me default to me-and-my-friends, but it becomes a bit predictable over time :V
     
  11. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I almost never give names to my squads. I press that sweet Randomize button and then based on the results develop the the personality of that squadmate. Sometimes I edit them a bit more, if the results aren't good, but never too much.
     
  12. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 30, 2009
    Try it out, yeah. It was kinda fun because it didn't result in a usual power-party composition (usually I just throw in a some random names and build the characters for optimal results), nor always choosing the most rewarding outcomes. A bit more thinking was required to even out the character weaknesses.