Various things from Brent Brown, if you just want graphics, visit www.brentbrowngraphix.com
Various things from Brent Brown, if you just want graphics, visit www.brentbrowngraphix.com

Gal Gadot caricature

There is an old axiom which states that it is difficult to caricature an attractive person. More precisely, a beautiful woman. This was supposed to have been dispelled, as just lazy, and that anyone with a face can be caricatured. However, in my quest during this challenge to stretch my exaggeration muscles while struggling to retain a likeness, I have found the faces with very attractive features to be the hardest ones to both exaggerate to an extreme degree and still retain a likeness. I had that problem with the Emma Watson subject (taking a easy out, by just doing a cartoon version of her in an Archie comics, teenage witch manner) and the Israeli actress best known for her role as Wonder Woman is proving to be just as difficult.

I tried stretching out different features on her and I completely lost the likeness every time. She would be easy enough to draw by doing my usual cartoonification of her, but I really want to get to the point where I can really enlarge and shrink certain things and still have it immediately apparent who the subject is. Maybe this is not the person to try it on. I noticed very few good likenesses on the Caricature Resolution Facebook group page and there are many artist there who seem to be able to find a way to exaggerate and retain likeness in an enviable way, but this one is proving to be a real bear even for those pros.

This is all I could manage. I still see a likeness, but that’s subjective, as usual.

Gal Gadot caricature ©2019 – Brent Brown
Gal Gadot reference photo side by side Procreate app drawing window screen shot.

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