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My favorite project this year is probably going to be my caricature project that I am currently working on. This is going to be one of the funniest projects this year just to look at when I’m done. I’m going to make the features soo messed up and distorted, you won’t know what’s coming.



Some of the earliest caricatures are found in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, who actively sought people with deformities to use as models. The point was to offer an impression of the original which was more striking than a portrait. Diodemmar Casem, one of the great early practitioners, was favored by the members of the papal court for his ability to depict the essence of a person in ‘three or four strokes.

Caricatures have many different qualities. One of them is that the subjects’ body parts are often distorted, especially if the artist creating the caricature notices any distinguishing features on the person. Usually, facial features are heavily distorted (for example, forehead, eyes, mouth, nose, ears, etc.). Take the caricature below, for example; his forehead, hair, eyes, and cheeks are made fun of by throwing them completely out of proportion with the rest of his body.

This has to be my dad. My dad was the first person who introduced me to the crazy world of computers and their capabilities. He was the first one to sit me down at a computer, turn it on for me, and show me how amazing they are. I was so flabbergasted at what they did, such as the short fizz of the CRT monitor turning on (even though I’m only 16, CRT monitors were still the only available screen when I first saw a computer), and the gray Windows bar skipping across the bottom of the screen (I grew up with Windows, so take that Apple!) . My dad would usually load-up an educational game for me to play while he did whatever  on the one next to me. Sometimes I would be able to play Frogger (Awesome!).

Every time I sat at the computer, I would learn something completely new. Of course, it all started when I saw my dad turn on the computer (I thought to myself, “so that’s how it works”), followed by using the Drives such as the CD and Floppy Drives. As I got older and more experienced at using the computer, I started going more in-depth into computers and learned the hardware, software, and programming of the computer.

It didn’t take long at all to find what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. When I saw that computer screen fire-up and the aerodynamic keyboard keys, I wanted to use computers for ever. This wonder and curiosity to excel in the field of computers science (computer science is what I’m going to major in when I enter college in 2013) is all thanks to my dad, and I cannot thank him enough for that.

Currently I am building programs in Java in my spare time when I am not on the tennis court or on the golf course; I am also a wizard at repairing computers. Thanks again Dad.



This is what I see when I see pop art

1. repetition of the same image

2. things that stand out in your face

3. objects with exaggerated features

4. simple concepts

5. interesting colors

6. patterns

7. different lines and angles

8. repetition


Here is the link I used to study the comic strips:

Hope you like it guys!

There are 3 significant changes in the comic strip that affect the mood, style, and overall interpretation of the work. 

For example, in the below picture, the mood of the dog changes so much just the way it was drawn:


In the next picture, you can see that the second comic snippet is stippled on the girl’s face, but on the first on it is darkened. Things like this result from the particular artists’ style:


Finally, on the third, you can definitely tell that if you saw the two pictures separately, you would think that the second version of the soldier isn’t just fatigued, but angry as well (as you can see by the first version of the soldier).