Title : Face Off: How to Draw Amazing Caricatures & Comic Portraits
ASIN : 1581807597
Discover the fast, fun art of drawing comic portraits!
Face Off shows you how to draw life like never before. Caricaturist Harold Hamernik shares the secrets to capturing the sillier side of friends, family, celebrities, strangers—any face that crosses your path.
40 step-by-step demonstrations show you how to sketch whimsical and expressive likenesses while developing your own quick, loose, improvisational style. You’ll get expert instruction on:
- Drawing eyes, noses, mouths and other features.
- Creating portraits in front, three-quarter and profile views.
- Adding color to your caricatures, either by hand or via computer—instruction you won’t find in any other book!
- Tips for making a likeness more masculine (skip the eyelashes), more feminine (lengthen the neck), younger, older, sexier, goofier—all while making a portrait your subject will love.
- How to draw hair as two simple lines, why drawing the parts of a face in the same order every time can cut minutes off your work, and tons of other handy tricks of the craft!
Practice the simple techniques in this book, then start drawing! It’s the most fun you can have with paper, pencils and markers!
Category: Figure Drawing
Brand: Writers Digest
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Rating : 4.7
Rating : 27
Review : Awesome book
Harry Hamernik is one of the people I learned caricatures from about 10 years ago at Sea World In San Diego. He then moved on to be manager at Legoland and Knott’s Berry Farm. I helped him start operations at Knott’s, hiring 30+ artists who never drew with a marker or with a live model in front of them. It was the first time I tried to train that many artists but Harry had already been doing it for years, every season a new batch of crazy artists. So he knows how to present the needed information and reach a wide range of people. Unlike a lot of the “how to draw” books being produced these days by general artists who try to capitalize on the expanding market by publishing books outside of their field of experience, Harry is a working professional in the field. He’s also an instructor at The Art Institute in San Diego, so he knows how to teach.
I also continue to teach caricatures and was thinking of writing my own book but I won’t bother now. There’s not much I could…