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How To Draw a Caricature

Watch more How to Draw for Beginners videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to develop the skills of a caricature artist with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Study face Examine your subject's face closely to decide which features call for exaggeration, such as small eyes, a receding hairline, or large ears. Tip Remember that your goal is not realism. A caricature blends portrait drawing and cartooning. Step 2: Draw nose and mouth Draw the nose profile first in a side view caricature. Add the nostril and nose wing, and then connect the nose to the mouth with a small curve. Add lips. Tip Vary line width to create the effect of shadowing and to give dimension to the features. Step 3: Add eyes and eyebrows Define the upper eyelid with a bold, thick stroke and draw a circle for the pupil. Add a short, curved stroke under the pupil for the lower lid. Add arched lines that duplicating the shape of the eyelids for eyebrows. Tip Give sparkle and life to eyes with a white highlight placed within the pupil. Step 4: Add ear Add a C-shape positioned on the side of the head between the eye and mouth for the ear. Add a curved stroke inside the C to represent bone structure. Step 5: Add forehead Draw a curved stroke from the nose to the top of the head to define the forehead. Keep in mind the overall dimensions of the entire head in order to properly position the forehead. Step 6: Add hair and chin Connect the chin line to the lower lip with a bold curved stroke. Draw the outer profile of the subject's hair, and then the inside hairline. Step 7: Add neck Connect the chin and lower hairline with two downward strokes to create a comical, skinny neck, ensuring your reputation as a caricature artist with humor and finesse. Did You Know? Did you know? Famed Renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci is also known for his pen and ink caricature drawings
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