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A very fun caricature by JayFosgitt A very fun caricature by JayFosgitt
I've drawn caricatures for twenty years as part of my profession as a cartoonist. Typically I'm asked to draw people in a pleasant, smiling pose, which is fine, but by no means interesting. Partly because of this, and because of my personal rule to make all my caricatures complimentary no matter what, I rarely have any real fun drawing them.

I recently came across this photo of an old high school acquaintance of mine, who took a picture of herself in a mock expression of fury. Because of the wonderful, exaggerated expression, and because it was something I drew just to entertain myself, I had an absolute blast capturing that manic look. The best caricatures I draw are the ones I do for myself, typically without the knowledge of the subject. There's a freedom to it that's hard to describe, but it's pure creative bliss.

Of course, if this girl finds out I drew her as such, the expression might not be mock much longer...
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oOCaptainCrazyOo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Can you draw the bodies to accompany them or can you only draw the head?
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Artist
I can draw the bodies if I choose. But I employ most of my caricatures as facial studies, so it's not necessary.
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mfarwell Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Hi Jay,
A very close friend of mine passed away today and I would like to know If i could get you to do a caricature drawing
of himself sitting on a cloud playing a guitar and how much would it cost? Im in charge of doing a fundraiser for his wife and kids
the artwork would be screenprinted on a t shirt to raise money for his family, I will do the printing...
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss. Let me send you a private message and we'll discuss it.
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Kinia28 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahaha i love that! very talented :) can u check out my caricatures please ? :D
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jonarty Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
dios quese tome una aspirina para el dolor de cabeza y si eso no funciona tapale la cara con una toalla
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GreenCateyes Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Awsome X'D
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely cool! :)
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mefestudio Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wooow great
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MoonDarter Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Good job!

If she has kids, she should hang copies of this picture in every room of the house. She'll have the best-behaved kids on the planet! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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BriggenGerda Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Lol :) hoho
She is cool
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Emjaidi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your caricatures are always fun to look at. I would be honored if I were her.
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Kuruyami30 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lol....
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wdesigner Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Interface Designer
nice ^___^
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blackevil915 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Artist
AAHHH!!! D8
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
"You ate my lunch I was saving for later?!!" That's about the same reaction I've got when someone is foolish enough to eat my lunch.

I love it. Your caricatures are great, whether of famous people or your friends and commissioners.
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ozwick Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This IS pretty cool! Reminds me a bit of the caricatures the Capital Steps troupe uses in their playbills. You should encourage your caricature subjects to try a more manic pose, for the fun of it. Since it'd be hard to maintain an expression like this, maybe take a quick digital photo to capture the moment. You could even do two-face portraits, with "normal" and "extreme" sides.
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lululetti Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: Awesome.
I have tons of funny faced photos and if they ever became caricatures I wouldn't mind at all, don't you worry, she'd probably love it! :D
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Who would be mad at having their face immortalized by you? :D
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ErolArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
like your cartoon style..great capture of her expression
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you! Having come from a cartooning background, my caricaturing was always reflective of that. It's helped me stand out, that's for sure! =0)
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ErolArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
that`s absolutely a good background..it`s impressive to see the influence of artists like you or Steven Silver in their work
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Dwilesjr Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I always try to draw folks as close to them selves as possible...then my mind wanders and I start thinking about chainsaws and penguins....then some how I draw them as a penguin with chainsaw legs :(
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Artist
You should hire yourself out to draw caricatures at Chucky Cheese! That place already set the standard for creepy kids entertainment! =0)
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Dwilesjr Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
We had Show Biz Pizza when I was a wee boy it was Chuck E Cheese before that, I think its back to Chucky Cheese again now, last time I went there I got kicked out for getting drunk and trying to pick up the animatronic mouse in the cheer leaders outfit, best children's birthday party ever.
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JamarBHSamurai Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:rofl:
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great!
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oneuglybunny Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Incredible: her whole head and face just migrate seamlessly into your art style. Awesome ^2. :star:

Also noticing the mismatched eyes, one of which shows The Twitch. There's twisted insanity beneath that roiling anger. *Beware* :O
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks! The eyes were the trickiest part, since one in a bit more squinted than the other. I feel confident that I captured her craziness! =0)
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Ultraviolet-Oasis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Hmm, very good. Perhaps this will give you an idea.

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Or perhaps it will just make you ill...
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
...I'm sure she'd be cool with it....its not often one gets their face immortalized by a talented artist....=3
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Artist
Ha! Thanks! I actually did sent her a copy, and she enjoyed it (whew)!
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BushcraftOnFire Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent job capturing her expression.. LOL
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