Monday, January 04, 2010
Caricature vs Flatterature
Drawing 1 1985, is by Romeo Tanghal former room-mate and long time great inker on Teen Titans comics, definitely a flatterature. Thanks Romeo, damn, I used to be good looking!
2: Go-Go from Kill Bill I, top is more flattering, second is more caricature. The flatterature was done first as a study; also it does not resemble the actor as much as the caricature. You may disagree.
3: Two different artists, Ted Blackman and Tim Gula took a shot at yours truly.
Being the subject, I cannot be as objective though the 1986 sketch looks less flattering.
4: Two Sarah Silverman studies are less flattering, than the final, which also resembles her more.
5: Oscar De la Hoya with photo reference shows a flatterature that is essentially a study in portraiture bearing a strong resemblence but has little caricature to it.
Practice this on your friends and family, but show them the nice ones only.
Remember: "Do a caricature - lose a friend"
Guys: Always flatter a girl unless she just broke up with you.
Girls: Do whatever the hell you want.