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The Mad Art of Caricature! - Tom Richmond
« on: July 14, 2012, 01:38:06 pm »
The Mad Art of Caricature!





I've searched through a lot of different books on the art of doing celebrity (and average Joe's) character drawings and most of the books I've come across are poorly concieved and executed. That is until The Mad Art of Caricature! came out. All the other books that I looked into, I'd just flip through a few pages and know that it was amateurish and wouldn't offer me anything remotely close to tips or tricks or just an insightful way of working. But with Tom Richmond's book, he goes the extra mile to not only teach his tips but give you a basic understanding of anatomy in a very easy and informative way that never comes across as being tedious.

When I say he gives you the lowdown on anatomy, he does just that. He breaks down everything you will need to know from Head Shapes, Eyes, Mouth, Teeth, Ears and a whole lot more. He even devotes time on Hands as well. Tom starts the book off by telling the reader he can't teach you how to draw better and that is correct. But he goes on to give you tons of valuable tips and the way he works and why it works. If you follow his example, you too can increase your skill at doing caricature drawings.

He also gets into his work method when laying out a page that he does for MAD magazine. The way he works is definitely different from what most others will do. But it's understanble why he does it so that he can have more control of constructing the page for better placement of characters, word balloons, etc...

I highly recommend this as a Buy for any aspiring or professional artist that is looking to add this type of art to their bag of tricks.
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Re: The Mad Art of Caricature! - Tom Richmond
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 03:00:07 pm »
Did Richmond ever do work for Mad Magazine?
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Re: The Mad Art of Caricature! - Tom Richmond
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 03:18:56 pm »
Did Richmond ever do work for Mad Magazine?

Yes. And he still does. You can go to your local store that has a magazine rack, grab the latest issue and chances are whatever TV or movie parody is inside, that's his work.
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Re: The Mad Art of Caricature! - Tom Richmond
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 05:17:14 am »
That's what I thought. Just the cover shot back memories of my youth.
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Re: The Mad Art of Caricature! - Tom Richmond
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 08:39:55 pm »
Claire Danes Sketch by Tom Richmond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BGwVbRPnTk

It's really cool to see him use the techniques that he talks about in his book.
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