Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Caroline Kennedy

This face got overworked, and I think we're at a point where we're going to have to agree to disagree. It's so hard to caricature a woman without losing what makes her attractive. But the more you try to try to make it "right", you lose the creative expression of what your mind's eye is seeing. It's a high-wire act. Nothing to do but keep practicing.

Image from Leland.


Leland Purvis said...

Did you see my post on here here?

Or did you and I pick the same google image?

It's a tough image to do a caricature of. I think it's a strong photo in terms of it's color and comp, and symbolism (her -finally- stepping up to the podium but looking into the past as well). But she's given nothing here to exaggerate that wouldn't take it out of character of the image.

Kevie said...

I pulled it off your blog, of course! You're right, it's a great image. At first I was just noticing the color, the way she's blue on one side, but as I looked at it more the symbolism started to hit me. It tells a whole story. I'm sure it was just one random photo out of thousands, but if they had wanted to stage it they couldn't have done better.