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The Mad Art of Caricature!: A Serious Guide to Drawing Funny Faces

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In 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 Mag ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Deadline Demon Publishing
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David Slatten
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been involved with some sort of art my entire life and have always wanted to do caricatures but never really knew how to do them. I tried but they always wound up looking like bobbleheads. Tom Richmond breaks down the process into easy to understand principles that enable the reader of this book to learn how to approach caricatures accurately. I am proud to say that I now am able to produce caricatures that I am proud of. I highly recommend this book to anyone that has a desire to draw ca ...more
Pruthvi panchani
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best book ever on caricature. You can never teach how to draw a caricature to anyone, but there are few simple methods of seeing caricature objects, Tom Richmod explained it so well with lots of examples. BEST BOOK!.
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and entertaining book for the novice caricaturist.
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Salman Israr
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Extremely helpful regardless of your skill level. It's equivalent of The Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Paul Dirac (in quantum mechanics) in caricature/art world! I don't know if the analogy works. :P

Brilliant. Excellent guide. Extremely helpful.
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've searched through a lot of different books on the art of doing celebrity (and average Joe's) character drawings and most of the books I've come across are poorly concieved and executed. That is until The Mad Art of Caricature! came out. All the other books that I looked into, I'd just flip through a few pages and know that it was amateurish and wouldn't offer me anything remotely close to tips or tricks or just an insightful way of working. But with Tom Richmond's book, he goes the extra mil ...more
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This is an excellent book on caricature by caricaturist and illustrator Tom Richmond. There are few artists who are more qualified to write a book on drawing caricatures. Over the years, he has drawn for many print media, especially for MAD magazine which is known for its art.

To get the best out of this book, you should already know how to draw basic portraits. This book gives you the tips and techniques to add to your knowledge of portrait drawing to create the
Kevin de Ataíde
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Pleasant, image-filled how-to of modern caricature. Mr. Richmond has an excellent line-drawing approach to the art-form and I have much enjoyed his work particularly in MAD magazine over the last decade or so. Line-drawing is valuable for its easy reproduceability and for its universal reach. Two features of the author's work that I particularly admire is that his caricatures actually do things rather than smiling out of pictures, balloon headed on tiny bodies. Anyone can do that. But Tom Richmo ...more
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was absolutely the best art instruction book I've ever read. It is helpful to portrait artists as well as cartoonists and caricature artists. It has changed my style drastically. I don't know if I'm ready to do live caricatures yet, but I'm a lot closer now! ...more
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Best book ever on caricature. What Tom Richmond does right is show you exactly what you want to aim for, and he shows it from every angle. Best book ever on caricature. Yes, I meant to say that again.
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John Moretz
A very groovy book. One of the best, if not the best, book of instructions on the art of caricature. Brilliant!
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