Firstly, I want to say a big thanks to Kent Trammell over at CGCookie for (the first part of) The Art of Sculpting: Caricature.
I’d never tried caricature before (officially anyhow) and the way the subject was introduced and the techniques explained was exceptionally useful.
A few posts ago, I wrote about the loan of a graphics tablet from my Mum. In that post I added a picture of something I’d sculpted. It was a head. Well, it was supposed to be. Looking back on it now it looks absolutely dreadful.
Between then and now I bimbled around practicing here and there sculpting a lot of very uninteresting stuff. I got to the point where I could get something looking half decent, but was still fairly unsure of myself.
Then I found the aforementioned tutorial. It was just around the time that I wanted to make something to show my appreciation to my brother, so I snagged one of his holiday snaps off FB and caricatured it up.
From that point, I kept on practicing, using some of the techniques showed in Kent’s tutorial and after a few tries, I think I managed to get some good likenesses without going too cartoony (not that there’s anything wrong with cartoony, I just wanted to dial the exaggeration back a bit).
So I’m going to keep practicing, posting to G+, occasionally updating on this site, and hopefully I’ll see more improvement on the scale shown between the top and the bottom of this page.