Caricatures

I started drawing celebrity caricatures and portraits in early 2006, inspired by the work of artists like Sebastian Kruger, Marlo Meekins, Grigor Eftimov, John K., Miroslav Gerencer Gero, Gerald Scarfe and many others. In fact, one of the main reasons for launching this blog in June 2006 was to show my caricatures, hear some feedback and document my progress in this area.



The main three prerequisites for a good caricature are the following:
it must be funny, it should reflect the artist's personal opinion of the subject, and it MUST look like the subject. It's not easy to hit all three elements at the same time, and I hope I succeeded more often than not. Without exaggeration, caricature can't be very funny. Too much exaggeration can sometimes hamper the likeness, but in the hands of real masters, it can enhance it so much that the subject is immediately recognizable no matter how pushed and crazily stylized the drawing is.

A large number of caricatures has been posted on this blog, so if you wish to explore my complete caricature portfolio, click here. Beside celebrity caricatures, you'll also find the portraits of my friends and colleagues, various commissions, etc. And don't forget to click on the "older posts" link on the bottom, because it will lead you to the next pages, so you won't miss anything.

Later this year, I'll prepare a tutorial that will explain my method of creating caricatures, following the whole proccess from initial sketches to the final product. Stay tuned for that.

And now, here are some examples of my work:

Robin Williams
Robin Williams Caricature

Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle caricature

Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock caricature

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro caricature

Dean Martin
Dean Martin Caricature

Steve Buscemi


Mike Myers as Austin Powers
Austin Powers caricature

Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse caricature

Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton caricature