One of my resolutions for 2021 is to blog (a bit more) about what I’m up to art wise because even though I’m daily updating social media it is still nice to have some long form content that doesn’t get washed away in the endless trending streams of tweets and grams.
So a few days into January I discovered on the Instagram hashtag #caricatureresolution2021 run by ISCA the International Society of Caricature Artists. Like many other monthly challenges there is a prompt of a person to draw every day.
I like caricature but it isn't the same as drawing portraits and although I have drawn a few one I quite like some of the artists on this hashtag were doing amazing work so there is clearly room for improvement. So where time allowed I vowed to try and caricature whoever came up that day.
I didn’t quite manage every day but I did do about half of them and here are my favourites.
This is Carol Channing from the last day prompt 31 by which time I was starting to get a feel for it so I might as well start with a more polished example.
Here’s Daveed Davis in his Hamilton role (how I miss live theatre or any sort of cultural event).
Frances McDormand from her Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri role.
Finally Martin Luther King Jnr from the 15th using a slightly more painterly approach.
Do browse the Instagram hashtag if you want to see all the amazing caricatures done by artists across the world.