Product DescriptionIn The Mad Art of Caricature award-winning caricaturist and illustrator Tom Richmond shares his secrets to creating great caricatures drawing on his 25 years of experience teaching caricature techniques and producing award-winning humorous illustrations and caricatures for publications books advertising video games film television animation and clients like MAD Magazine. He examines what really makes a caricature successful what to look for in a face and how to draw it. Readers also learn how to apply this skill whether it's drawing live theme-park-style caricatures or creating caricature for publication work. Loaded with everything from basic theories and drawing instruction to professional tips and tricks this book contains something for novices and experts alike.
The Mad Art of Caricature! is perhaps the most comprehensive and complete how-to guide on the art of caricature ever published. With over 500 illustrations it's the definitive guide to the art of caricature.
One of the most highly respected and successful illustrators working today Tom Richmond began his career as a caricaturist at a theme park in 1985. He now works as a freelancer for a great variety of clients including Scholastic Sports Illustrated for Kids National Geographic World Time Digital Penthouse Marvel Comics The Cartoon Network Warner Bros Animation and many more. He is best known as one of the Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD Magazine where his caricatures and illustrations have been featured in film and TV parodies and articles regularly since 2000.