Caricatures are portraits where striking physical characteristics are exaggerated to create a comic or grotesque effect. A good place to start is by exaggerating the shape of the head first. Then look for features that are larger, smaller, or more pronounced than the “average” and exaggerate that difference.


Caricature Project 1

As a class we will create caricatures of several celebrities.

Caricature Project 2

Using a set of photos each student will create caricatures of the following, each on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper.

  1. Evil Clown
  2. Monster
  3. Warrior
  4. Villian
  5. Witch
  6. Zombie