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Family Caricatures for Scrapbook

Kalpart-CaricaturesLast week, I got an email with a request for 6 different caricatures in different poses, all showing the characteristics of each person that was not captured as a photo. These caricatures were all used to add in the family scrapbook, that was to be shared on the family gathering. What a lovely idea. The family had a lovely time going through the book.

What is caricature?

Group caricature
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A caricature is a portrait, painting or cartoon that embellishes or twists certain features of a person or item to produce an easily identifiable visual likeness. Usually, in drawing a caricature from photo, the caricaturist need to choose either delicately mock or cruelly wound his subject. There is no doubt it’s simply a form of entertainment and amusement in which the cartoonist use their art to make a noteworthy social or political point.
Caricaturing process has been in existence since ancient period and has been evolving ever since with time and development. Making caricatures from photo has been recently started since the time the internet has been spreading its web across the globe.  A caricature now can also be used as means to capture beautiful memories of life like personal relationships, auspicious occasions and festivals etc. The caricature from photos is true art which have grabbed everyone’s attention.

Drawing a caricature from photo, a caricaturist draws on the natural characteristics of the subject (the big ears, long nose, etc), the get individuality (stoop, scars, facial lines etc.) and vanities (choice of hair style, spectacles, clothes, expressions and mannerisms) etc. If you truly want unique caricature, hand-painted, custom caricatures from photos. However, presenting a caricature as a gift has been started as a recent trend and people choose to go for a similar and portrait style caricature which is not exaggerated to an extreme and can make the person who has been gifted with happy. The memories preserved in the form of a caricature from photo lasts much longer and brings in a happy moments of past to the present.

Caricatures can be drawn for friends, relatives and to capture happy moments like birthdays, graduation, wedding and other people of group who could have come together for a purpose or as a group of friends. You can see a lot of different types of caricatures at Kalpart.com