Wednesday, January 21, 2009
In all the years that I have been drawing live caricatures, I have always been hesitant about drawing peoples profile. I thought it was more fun for the people when they got a drawing where they were looking in the 'camera'. It makes the drawing more pleasant, less distant.
I once had a colleague who was a brilliant caricaturist. His name is Laszlo Göbl and he was from Hungary. He always only drew peoples profiles because he didn't want to look into their faces, haha. He just didn't like the parties, the noise, the people waiting in lines for a drawing. He quit being a caricaturist and moved abroad, I believe to Brasil. I haven't heard from him since. Pity because he was really very good.
Anyway, I always think of him when I draw profiles. And of Stephen Silver ofcourse, who is an excellent profilist as well. (Is that a word?)
BTW these were done from photos, not live.