So, from one of my previous posts, you probably know that I love Al Hirschfeld's work. He was indeed the master of line. I don't really consider myself good at caricatures. Truth be told, my husband is better at them. However, I love Hirschfeld's work, and since he also shared a special relationship with some Disney animation projects, the liking is doubled. (You can find the video here. I highly recommend it.)
Since I was working with kids on this one, I had to back up a bit with this project, and give them a crash course in facial proportions. Once that was done, I told them to pick one feature on their face and exaggerate it. I chose my eyes, another chose her lips, and another chose his glasses. Once the drawing were done, they were outlined in Sharpie, and that was followed by a quick demonstration of how to use colored pencils. All in all, it ended up being a fun little exercise, and produced some cute results.
Here's what the kids produced:
And here's mine: