Thursday, June 26, 2008

Johnnie Mac

I've been working on my John McCain caricature for about a month now, and nothing was happening until last night. At the last minute, before I drifted off to sleep, I decided to try one more quick sketch. Wouldn't you know it, this one jumped off the page. As with any caricature, I try to find the one attribute of the person's face that "defines" them. With Bush it was easy, those giant ears, and close set eyes belay his stupidity. With Obama, I think it's also ears, but for a different reason (haven't figured that one out yet). Also with Obama, his height and stature make him seem kinda bigger than life. Some have compared it to Lincoln's physique, but that one is DEFINITELY still to be determined.
McCain, on the other hand is more difficult. I blogged about this before, but it wasn't until last night that I figured out what it was. It's his nose. For some reason, the second I figured out how to draw his nose, the rest of his face fell into place. Check it out. I liked this caricature so much, I cropped it and sent it to my syndicate.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ed. I am so glad to have found your site. I am a cartoonist as well (not on your level) and I really enjoy reading your commentary/tips and seeing your drawings. WOW you are talented. Please keep posting. Consider me a "regular " now :) (see my latest cartoon at bottom of my home page)

Ed Hall said...

Thanks "Joe..."
I've added a link to your blog.