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Caricature

August 26, 2018

I was tasked with coming up with another celebrity caricature. But it was different to my previous post on this subject - this time I focused on the inner feelings of the character and showing this through the use of color.

 

I am a huge fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones and Tyrion is my favourite character, so I chose him.

 

I gave him a huge head, as he is really big headed and thinks he is smarter than everybody else (which, granted he usually is!).

 

I started off with this photo:

 

 

Then I used the liquify tool in Photoshop to amend his face:

 

 

I chose two main colours for his portrait - green which symbolises his jealousy of lots of people, primarily because he hates his physicality and also to show his main triumph which was using the Green Fire to destroy his enemies. And red, which is to show the violence he has encountered throughout his whole life. I made his scar much redder as it is a constant reminder of his pain.

 

I chose blue for his eyes as I wanted him to look soulful and mournful because I think underneath all of his bravado is a caring and thoughtful soul. Just like in the Bukowski poem: "bluebird":

 

"there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out

but I’m too tough for him,

I say, stay in there, I’m not going

to let anybody see you."

 

So, here is!

 

 

 

 

 

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