Friday, January 30, 2009

A tiny meeting point between caricature and cartooning

Hirschfeld of course
And Ronald Searle

  I just thought the similarity of expression was interesting for some reason. It's not uncanny, but it's interesting to me— seeing a little overlap between two artists at the top of their respective fields.

8 comments:

A.M.Bush said...

Hey I was just wondering about the default expression that a cartoonist draws on their people. Does it tell you something about their personality? Mine are all mad eyed, btw.

Aaron said...

then it must be the case.

Aaron said...

you know, I really think human eyebrows in general are more mad shaped then they're usually portrayed in cartoons. That's why when we do a caricature of someone in the park, people more often say, "oh, he made you look angry." they hardly ever say. "man, he made you look so easy going and cool." but that's what they'd say if people looked less angry in real life than in cartoons.

Aaron said...

cuz I think most costumers usually sees our drawings firstly as cartoons and read as the way they relate in the cartoon world, in the cartoon language, minimal as their knowlege of this world may be. We see our drawings as observations of reality, at least at the time we're drawing them. perhaps.

A.M.Bush said...

yea, i get customers telling me i made them mad eyebrowed alot. I didn't know if it was because they really were, but normals think of it as a undesireable trait, or my negative personality was only perceiving them that way. you should give me your aim name so we can talk on there, i don't have enough friends to bug.

justfrancesca said...

Interesting idea, Aaron--about how people see our drawings and how we see them. You almost never hear someone say, "You drew her eyebrows angry, just like they are!"

Aaron said...

ain't that the truth

bog_art said...

What interesting conversation!.. really, I haven't noticed this small detail about the eyebrows.. hey man!, are you still in San Diego?.. I am going there for vacations next month!..