Caricature and Beauty...

Well, I'm still trying to draw caricatures of the famous, and the not so famous.

When I first became aware of caricature, which was mostly from those wonderful Warner Brothers cartoons from the 1930s and '40s, I didn't always know who the caricature subjects were.
I was fascinated by the fact that real live humans were being shown as cartoons.

I am such a fan of the art of caricature, I don't really need to recognize the subject of a drawing.
A really good caricature, in my opinion, should stand alone as a good piece of art.

I did a drawing of the new off-Broadway musical, Far from Heaven, a few weeks ago. The star of that production is the very talented Kelli O'Hara. I have drawn Kelli two other times. She is a very beautiful young woman, so too much exaggeration could ruin a caricature drawing of her.

Subjects that are extremely good looking are always a challenge. Sometimes the results are a bland and boring drawing.


This past week I did a drawing for the Wall Street Journal of British songwriter, Tony Hatch, who was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.