A new year is full of challenges the first of which was ISCA's Caricature Resolution which this year was alternating women and men featuring actors and the characters they had played in biopics which lead to some interesting discoveries.
For example day 9 was Temple Grandin an author and speaker on autism and animal behaviour including cows. I listened to her TED talks on visual thinking and autism while I drew this caricature of her.
However the purpose of caricature resolution is to hone your caricature skills while being able to see how many other artists approach the same subject. In a way it's daunting to compare your own efforts with masters of their craft but it was ever thus on social media. It's sometimes easier when you at least have some familiarity with the subject like this one of Peter
So sometimes you'd never heard of them, sometimes they were famous actors and occasionally you had to draw someone who you'd drawn before which gives you liberty to try a different approach. This is Jazz age belle Clara Bow
In this case I feel my previous likeness was better but often with certain folk capturing their essence even if they are well known is elusive. Denzel Washington was one who many artists thought was tricky and so I was pleased I managed something workable with him.
So who was my favorite - it was probably Ruth Bader Ginsburg of day 17 which without striving turned out better than I was expecting.
You can go onto Instagram and find all the awesome work on this challenge which proves there's always a higher standard to aspire to!
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