Exploring the World of Caricature Art
Amongst the varied art forms , Caricature Art has always managed to impress everyone who looks upon it due to the fact that Caricature Art tends to always exaggerate the sheer essence of the subject by incorporating an easily identifiable likeness to that particular individual.
Within the art of literature , caricature is referred as a description of a person using an exaggeration of certain characteristics and the oversimplification of others .
In Caricature Art , certain subjects can be rendered complimentary and can serve a political purpose , or they may simply be drawn for entertainment purposes. Politicians are commonly depicted in Editorial Cartoons , whilst caricatures of Movie Actors are usually found in Entertainment magazines.
The term ” Caricature ” is derived from the Italian ” caricare “ , which means : to load or to charge , where the definition essentially means : ” a loaded portrait ” .
Caricature art tends to lend itself to an ” Anthropomorphic ” style of art whereas : it solely depicts and draws upon depictions of Real Life People , rather than inanimate objects , such as : automobiles or coffee mugs . Caricature Art requires Real Life Subjects which to draw upon and from .
The earliest works of Caricature ARt can be found in some drawings by the Master himself : Leonardo Da Vinci , who sought people with deformaties and used as his models . Caricature, experienced its first successes in the closed aristocratic circles of France and Italy, where the such portraits could be passed about for mutual enjoyment.
Presented here are two [2 ] Modern Day Artists who are exceptionally gifted and skilled at the art of Caricature and Digital Art . They have managed to literally capture the essence of their subjects down to a science . After viewing their work you may visit their profiles and you may contact them for any personal requests or projects.
Caricaturists aim to invest their image with as much meaning as possible , it seems that Niall O’ Laughlin ( based in Ireland ) and Nico Di Mattia ( based in Argentina ) have managed to infuse their subjects with an immense amount of Real Life Characteristics, that it feels as if you are viewing more of an actual photograph rater than a work of Art ! Enjoy the works of two up and coming Great master Illustrators & Caricaturists .
International Society of Carcaturists
The Caricature Art of Niall O’Laughlin.
Bono : U2
Movie Stars :
The Digital Art & Speed Paintings of : NICO Di MATTIA
Nico Di Mattia was born in Cordoba, Argentina. Nico was attracted to the arts, comic books, animation and narration during his early childhood years . In 1998, at the age of 15, he independently published his first comic book.Because of his passion for drawings and colors, he improved his skills and sought out his own style. In 2001, he entered the Cinema and TV School at Cordoba´s National University. While studying there, he acted as a script writer, director and postproducer for various short films, most of which emphasized his skills with aesthetic experimentation.
During his first year at Cordoba´s National University that Nico made his very first “speedpainting”. It was a painting of the poster from “Planet of the Apes“, created on his bedroom wall with acrylics. This process, which he recorded on VHS, was accelerated and musicalized, resulting in a performance that he called ” Art Fusion”.
Nico currently directs and edits his own comic book and illustrators’ Magazine , and works as a freelance illustrator and caricaturist for different business, companies and private clients from all over world.
Nico Di Mattia at work
Caricature Art by Nico Di Mattia
Nico Di Mattia : self portrait
Tim Burton in Digital Art
Sarah Conor : Terminator
Joker – Batman
The Beatles : Fabulous 4
Nico Di Mattia Blog
Nico Di Mattia on Facebook
Speed Painting by Nico Di Mattia
Speed Paintings are known as a time-lapse video featuring the construction of an image. It is primarily a digital art form whereby the image is hand-drawn and rendered using a tablet and graphics editor such as Photoshop or Painter. Whilst the image is in production, every single action on the computer screen is automatically captured and compiled into a real-time video.
That recording, which begins with a blank background and ends with the completed piece, then undergoes an editing process. The video is accelerated, components are added or removed and it is also given an appropriate soundtrack. The finished SpeedPainting, which may have taken the artist more than five hours altogether, will usually last little more than three and a half minutes. In few words: it is the “Behind the Scenes” of an illustration.
Illustration Art : Behind the Scenes
You can find out more information about the Art of Caricature by visiting the Caricature.Org or to simply submit your own work .