Posts Tagged ‘spot on caricatures’

So finally, after weeks of tinkering and developing and fixing glitches, my newly rebuilt website is ready to take over the web-waves! Though similar in theme to the last site, with it’s pulp fiction feel, torn paper and bulletholes, this new site is far more structured and hopefully user friendly, with an eye to future browsers and a simple booking procedure.

Please take a look and feel free to leave me some feedback, all (positive)  suggestions welcome ! CARICATURES-UK.COM

spot on caricatures

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If you commission a caricaturist to draw your caricature, surely you are doing so because you wish to see your likeness through HIS/HER eyes and not your own for once? So why (when shown your caricature) would you choose to edit the features and have it altered, just to match your own perception? If you want that, then surely a photograph would be more suitable than a caricature. If you can’t handle the truth, don’t look through the eyes of a caricaturist! Simples 😉

There are several online forums and FB pages which I enjoy posting on and reading, sharing and comparing styles of hand drawn caricature with other international artists. From one such page I was recently asked to run a caricature workshop, sharing the secrets of my style with the world and helping others to draw like me. I’m afraid I simply cannot see any benefit from doing this and so politely declined.

Imagine if suddenly everyone began producing artwork to my standard, in my style? My style would instantly be de-valued and common as day, as you could get a ‘George style caricature’ from almost anyone! I have already noticed several artists copying certain line and shading techniques from my live caricature work, resulting in semi-clones on the internet.  Value comes only with uniqueness and so promoting a generic style can only harm my own value and any artist who does so is only promoting their own demise in my opinion.

I am of course flattered that others may be inspired by aspects of my work, as inspiration is important to all artists, but teaching artists to draw like me is off the agenda I’m afraid!

I was recently filmed while drawing the MD at a corporate fun day in Wales, managed him in just 2:48 which is pretty damn fast.  It was interesting to watch myself and enlightened me as to exactly how I do it, I appear to draw from the shoulder with an ever sweeping arm which never keeps still.  Take a look…

Spot on caricatures

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Seve Ballesteros - published 2002 in TV Times. RIP

Just launched my new GG-Gallery site, specifically for my published and commissioned work. Its not yet finished, please be patient, take a look if you get the time.

www.gg-gallery.co.uk