Haw! Here's a funny man at work. The caricaturist is Nate Kapnicky
I found out about Nate from Aaron Philby. That's Aaron above, drawn by Nate.
Nate has a proper appreciation of stupidity.
Give the subject (above) a haircut and a shave and he could pass for a doctor, but the caricaturist is trained to overlook unimportant things like character and intelligence. A caricaturist quests after the ultimate, the summit, the Grail of funny art...I speak of the quality of sublime ignorance.
Holy Mackerel! The guy looks like a hawk!
Above and below: two awesome interpretations of the same girl. I like the use of subtle, grainy color in the portrait above.
Holy cow! Notice that both versions show a fever blister. I know what you're thinking, that it's cruel to show that. It is, and for that reason I wouldn't have done it myself, but in Nate's defence I'll add that a caricature is done for the benefit of the crowd of watchers, as much as for the subject. Watchers like things like that.
Above, a noble nose.
Wow! A terrific side view (above)! Man, when you draw one this good you hate to give it away!
I'm surprised that most caricaturists prefer to draw frontal poses. It seems like side views are usually more funny. Years of mugging in front of a bathroom mirror make most people adept at hiding their ignorance in a frontal pose. Few people, on the other hand, are practiced in hiding it from a side view.
Yikes! This kind of caricature (above) is not for the timid!