I'm posting these here today because I'm trying to make sense out of it. To make sense out of Caricature - is it better than dull direct portraiture ~
I thought that if I saw them all together, I could judge it clearly.
First I made a direct simple Caricature of this lady. Easy to do - Nothing too exaggerated.
Then I exaggerated it a little. Something that I could still do in a first pass.
Then I let loose. Really blew out the nose:
Haha - yeah, like very funny. Nonsense. The first one, which would have been preferred by the woman - that one was the best one.
Looking at that 3rd picture - like, why was it so stupid? I realized that it could have been a lot better - if I had the feeling of the movement in it. Just shapes? That's dull. But it's funny to think how she could scrunch up that nose, squinking the eyes. I just want to try it. And Voila! The best picture of them all. Now this 4th picture has feeling, action, energy, Person-Al-ity. Yes, Caricature is better than Portraiture. If you want to look into the mirror, then do that. But if you can enjoy the Artist's interpretation, if you want to have fun.....
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