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WHAT IS CARICATURE

Exaggeration and Likeness are the key ingredients for executing a caricature. Likeness is recognizable. Something that relates to a person. Exaggeration is giving more attention to those features that are relative to someone. You can sometimes think about exaggeration as an exclamation mark. You're making a point on why that feature is relative to the likeness of a person.

AJ Jensen Caricature Artist

"Caricature projects all the infinite possibilities of the likeness of a subject and amplifying those features with exaggeration"

In reality, people do this everyday. They're not drawing out a caricature on paper per say, but they are definitely doing this unconsciously. The science behind this is, when we meet someone, our brains are quickly trying to translate a way to recognize that person. In a matter of seconds, every feature that makes that person recognizable is heightened in order to retain a memory. So every feature is exaggerated. A longer nose becomes longer. Smaller eyes become smaller. Every feature that makes up a person has now amplified in order for us to retain that information about that person. 

Your Event or Party gets the luxury to chose from "cute caricatures" to "wild caricatures". 

The ToonHeadz celebrates caricature! Each artists on
The ToonHeadz Team is super creative, professional,
and wants to supply unique caricatures at each event.

What separates The ToonHeadz from other caricature companies, is The ToonHeadz offers a wide Variety of caricature

styles because of their
unique and talented

ToonHeadz Team. 

toonheadz caricature cute

CUTE

toonheadz caricature mild

Mild

Caricature projects all the infinite possibilities of a likeness with a subject and amplifying those features with using exaggeration. Caricatures can range from simple exaggerations to wild exaggerations. The goal is to make a humored and fun rendered drawing. 

WHAT IS CARICATURE?

toonheadz wild caricature

Wild

"If you have a family that likes to be playful and 'bust chops' - like my family - then getting funny caricatures are perfect. Our family is still laughing their butts off at the caricatures we got for our family party. Such a good idea!" 
- Connie R.

WHAT MAKES A PERSON THEM?

Caricature artists have had to train themselves and tune in on that unconscious thought. The artist has to constantly think " what makes this person them?" The amazing thing is that question is never answered with just one idea, but hundreds and maybe even thousands. Not only that, but the artist has to also exaggerate those ideas and keep it in comparison to that person. 

Bobby Morris Caricature Artist

"The most amazing thing about people is that every single one is unique. Caricature is comical, but in a way it does celebrate uniqueness." 

DISTORTION
VS
EXAGGERATION

A lot of people get confused with distortion and exaggeration. You might think of caricature as, " Oh, they're just going to draw me with a big nose!"  Well the answer to that is, do you have a big nose? Exaggeration is with the purpose towards the subject. While, distortion is making features bigger or smaller for no reason. Say for instance, that you draw someone with big lips and they have small lips, you're distorting a feature and loosing the likeness in the process. 

Bobby Morris Caricature Festival

HISTORY OF CARICATURE

Caricature was usually first used to make satirical political cartoons. You can see that caricature then was not only a way to point out political objections throughout history but a funny way to bring people together through a laugh. Humor has always been a big influence for human beings and caricature art has always had a goal to devise that idea. The idea that everyone can come together by laughter, no matter the circumstance.

Caricature is still a huge influence in political cartooning, but it wasn't until recently that it was a means to entertaining people on the spot. You can now find caricature artist drawing people at theme parks, festivals, parties, and even weddings with the main goal still in mind, to bring people together in laughter.  We like to call them live caricature artists. They are not only creating art, but doing this in a matter of minutes to entertain the people watching the magic happen.