Custom Utah Caricature Commissions

Looking for a new and unique gift.  Commission a custom caricature today.  Doug Stout is one of Utah’s top Caricature artists and you won’t be disappointed with the final results of your own commissioned art piece.  Utah Caricature is growing and caricatures are being used for all types of events.  Birthdays, retirement parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, trade shows, and much more. Browse through Doug’s portfolio and start the creative process today by contacting him at Doug has been creating Utah Caricature for over 10 years now and can caricature just about anything.

Tom Richmond, a well known caricature and Mad Magazine artist, describes caricature art this way –

“Caricature is not about choosing one feature and making it bigger, it’s about all the features together and how they relate to one another.”

Actually caricature is about changing the relationships between features, meaning their distance, size and angle relative to one another, from what they truly are and what is considered “normal”. Deciding what relationships to change and how much to change them is one of the caricaturist’s most important jobs, and one of the most difficult to “learn”. The actual difference between the relationship of features of most humans does not add up to much in terms of physical measurements… a “big” nose may be only a fraction of an inch larger than a “normal” nose. Yet we can see different feature relationships on almost everybody, some which seem very pronounced. That is because we spend basically our entire lives looking into people’s faces… we go it when we interact, work, play, go shopping or to church… we are social beings and our faces are both our identities and our method of communication. Our ability to observe minute differences becomes very fine tuned. Mostly it’s unconscious, but we see that fraction of an inch larger nose as “big”, or we see this person’s eyes as large or this person’s mouth as small based not on physical measurements but on our overall perception of the features and how they relate to one another. Consciously making those observations, especially for those faces in which the unique aspects are not obvious, is the most difficult part of drawing caricatures. There are some techniques and methods you can use to help make those observations.”

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