I’ve always been fascinated by artists that can create caricatures. We all know that a caricature is a portrait that distorts or exaggerates the essence of the person being drawn. The artist somehow has to choose which feature to distort and change, yet keep the likeness similar enough so that the person is recognizable. On top of all that, there is usually an element of humor. It’s next level drawing requiring lots of special talent and skills for sure.
Caricatures can be traced back as far as Leonardo da Vinci. Just like with all kinds of art, some caricature artists are in a league of their own and stand out from the rest. One such artist is Anthony Geoffroy. Richard wrote about his work in the article entitled 19 Freakishly Beautiful Caricatures By Anthony Geoffroy. Another such artist, whom you may be familiar with, is Denis Zilber.
He’s drawn caricatures for some of the most popular magazines including GQ and Blazer. He meticulously covers ever detail in his illustrations including the shadows, angles, lighting, positions, colors, etc… I would love to know where his inspiration comes from. These are fantastic! Thank you Denis.
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