Monday, 31 January 2011

How to Draw Caricatures: The 5 Shapes

article from the Mad Blog on how the foundation for a successful caricature stems from understanding the importance of just 5 shapes

Issac Cruikshank

"Crying for a New Toy", a January 25th 1803 satirical caricature attributed to Isaac Cruikshank (father of George Cruikshank) which portrays Napoleon's planned coronation in a rather undignified light:
Dialogue in image:
Old Nurse: -- "Well Child, you shall have it, but I don't think you'll be a bit better for it, nor quieter when you've got it."
Nappy: -- "I will have it, I will, or else I'll cry -- give me the Crown!"
(Potty-training chair in background; torn picture of "the world", and broken crowns and sceptres litter the floor.)