Caricature is a picture or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or humorous effect.
I have listed here top 5 books to help you make caricatures easily.
The Mad Art of Caricature: A Serious Guide to Drawing Funny Faces
By Tom Richmond
Award-winning caricaturist Tom Richmond shares his tips for creating great caricatures. His book displays his 25 years of experience teaching live caricature techniques. He has produced award-winning humorous illustrations and caricatures.He produces his art for many publications, advertising, video games, books, film, television animation, and magazines. He perfectly teaches how to draw successful caricatures, what to look for in a face and how to draw it.
We will also learn how to apply this skill from the book. It teaches everything about drawing live, theme park style caricatures,or creating caricature for publication work.The book is loaded with everything ranging from basic theories and drawing instruction to professional tips and tricks.
The Mad Art is the most comprehensive how-to guide on the art of caricature ever published. Embossed with over 500 illustrations, it is the ultimate guide to the art of caricature.
The book is definitely for those who are interested in how Tom Richmond thinks, what he looks for in the face,and how he sees the people he draws. One can see to check what makes them unique.
Tom Richmond breaks down the process of drawing into easy to understand principles that enables the readers of this book to learn how to approach caricatures accurately. I am proud to say that now one will be able to produce caricatures that they will be proud of. I highly recommend this book to anyone that has a desire to draw caricatures or anyone who just wants a better understanding of portraiture in general.
Learn How to Draw Caricatures For the Absolute Beginner
By John Davidson
Follow the steps given in the book and become a caricature artist in a short amount of time. This book will teach you how to draw caricatures easily without any prior training.
A painting or any type of artwork cannot be called a caricature if the piece does not involve an actual person.Involving a real person as a model is the critical part of this genre.
The masterpiece will teach you how faces take form step by step, and how to stare at a model and produce a caricature portrait with ease. The instruction booklet will teach you how to draw caricatures rapidly and easily with the use of a simple pen and marker. It will then advance and move on to using pencil for conveying shade values. It will produce realistic portraits with cartoon bodies.
This is a good book for learning about drawing caricatures step by step. It also teaches about shading, proper proportions, hatching, cross-hatching,and scumbling. The book is an excellent source for beginners.It is easily readable and understandable. It is provided with information to practice with outstanding results.
Drawing Cartoon Faces
By Harry Hamernik
The book will guide you in making cartoon faces. It will teach you the fundamentals like drawing heads, noses, eyes, mouths, hair and other features.
It will also teach you how to make the expression. The book has more than 70 step-by-step demonstrations for a variety of expressions and moods. The expressions range from simple to subtle and complex.
The book captures the art of storytelling . It teaches how to move your story along using expression, composition and point of view. The art of putting it all together to create multi character with multi panel is profoundly written in the book.
With Drawing Cartoon Faces, you will be able to draw like you never thought .
Although the information contained in the book is very useful, the pictures used as examples are copied from his other books which lack innovation.
Most books assume that you already know drawing but this one is an exception. Beginners may become frustrated with not being able to find good books so they can relax as this book is especially for beginners.
It is a perfect introduction to the cartoon and caricature world.
Clearly set flexible rules pave the path to great improvement and open the vaults of creativity.
By Martin Pope
This series vividly describes the step-by-step instructions in creating new designs and drawings.It teaches us what tools to use for creating depth and shadow so that a new artist can become a professional.
The book teaches you how to capture the right expression. It also lists how to use props and clothing. It will teach you how to draw your subjects to the limit and digitally enhance your image.
The book is filled with practical advice and inspirational examples. “Drawing Caricatures” is a must have for anyone who wants to improve his/her skills and enjoy drawing.
There are a good number of samples to follow in this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to learn caricature drawing.
The book is interesting and covers what is necessary to deliver a decent caricature. You will be able to draw one if you follow the guidelines the author has set out.
How to Draw Cartoons and Caricatures?
By Mark Linley
This is for someone who wants to learn to draw in a fun way. If you are a budding artist in the world bursting with raw artistic talent just waiting to be released, book is for you. In a few sharp sweeps of your pencil, you can learn to capture the character floating in your mind.
“How to Draw Cartoons and Caricatures” will guide you how to use swift strokes to create a face that has instant appeal and makes you admire it. Learn to exaggerate the features to draw a comical caricature.
This book is really helpful for improving drawing, moreover it is also entertaining to read. I would recommend this to artists who want to learn about drawing in this art form.
This book teaches how to draw stick figures, make rough sketches, exaggerate the head size, add action lines. This book will help you to practise a lot of drawings and become an expert. This book is not perfect though.
It’s hard to feel inspired when your instructor’s own efforts look like those of an amateur.Some drawings are exceptional while some are not worth it.
It is not a problem swapping book that someone may order by mistake.
This book will explain things in depth to you.
This book uses humor mixed with drawing to help you teach the basics of drawing caricatures.