What is Caricature ?

A caricature can be defined as a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the basic essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. The word is often mispronounced as "character" or "characterture." It is also often mistaken for Portraiture, neither of which has any remote connection to the art of Caricature. The Traditional Caricature drawing was drawn on paper while PY Caricatures drawings was drawn directly on screen using mouse. Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons, while caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines. A caricature artist also known as a "Caricaturist".

A caricature can be evil and kind, sharply satirical and humorous. Humour is neither a sermonizing preacher nor a garbage collector, although these activities are always attributed to it. To understand the caricaturist's idea, one should have at least a bit of sense of humour, be ready to smile, to laugh.

Sample of Caricatures :

Sample Caricature Drawing - Kay in business man and deejay style    Caricature Drawing Sample - Raymond holding a house under his right arm    Caricature Drawing Sample - Garth in white dress shirt and holding a book    Caricature Drawing Sample - Girl in pink shirt and dark blue pant    Caricature Drawing Sample - Gary and Buddy    Caricature Drawing SAmple - Man in Chairman Theme

What is the main difference between caricature and portrait?

The key difference between caricature and a portrait of someone is the intentional distortion of the subject in caricature. This distortion is difficult because the features of the subject are what makes the subject recognizable, when you start fooling around with these features, then you run the risk of loosing the likeness of the subject.

The caricatures and cartoons are considered the same thing. The difference between the two is a caricature is simply a cartoon of someone or something that the viewer can recognize as a specific someone or something. As soon as someone known by the viewer is seen in a cartoon, it becomes a caricature.

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