Caricatures can be very entertaining. Try drawing caricatures of your friends and family—or even your pet. Simply exaggerate or distort some of their main characteristics and simplify others. Look at each subject to see which features are most noticeable—and then draw them so they really stand out. But don’t be cruel! Just make it fun and humorous.

This jolly fellow has small features in relation to his huge, round face. Start with a big circle, and then rough in the features in step B. This is the time to get the proportions right. Notice the large space between the nose and the upper lip, the close-set eyes, and the wide cheeks.

Try to keep your lines free and fluid.

Use brush and ink or the side of a soft lead pencil to add ...

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