What is the Purpose of a Caricature?

What makes caricature different from, say, portraiture? Definition of Caricatures Consider the dictionary definitions… The word caricature can be used as a noun or verb. As a noun, it’s defined as a picture, description or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect…. Read more »

How Digital Caricatures Can Help You Standing Out At Your Next Trade Show

If you’re going to have a booth at a trade show then how can you attract more people to your booth? How about hiring Mark Hall to draw caricatures of people? Attention Grabber It used to be that caricatures were solely done on paper and given to a person after they’ve sat for their drawing…… Read more »

The Secrets of Caricature Artists

Caricature artists generally have a good understanding of human anatomy. In order to illustrate someone, a caricature artist has to think about shapes of various muscles and how they look from different angles. Furthermore, how do muscles relate to each other? How do they act in different poses and actions? Observational Skills You shouldn’t be… Read more »

Why Hire a Caricature Artist for your Next Event

So, you are looking to host an event, whether it is for your family, friends or coworkers, you want it to be a hit! There are many different factors which can make a great event. One important item to consider is entertainment. Of course, you have a purpose for your event, but you need to… Read more »

Denver’s Preeminent Caricaturist Will Be At the Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo!

Right after the Denver Auto Show (3/27/19) and before the band Hozier performs (4/5/19) at the Denver Convention Center, there’s the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, held April 1 through 4. This event convenes leading technology and solution providers with city leaders. It’s “where the smart cities community meets.” What’s more, guess who’ll be… Read more »

Public Appearance: “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius”

Mark Hall, of Aurora, CO, will be doing caricature art with three other artists at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for their adults-only special evening called “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius,” which includes an upscale dinner. The event will be held at the museum on April 2nd from 6 p.m. to… Read more »

Things to Keep in Mind Before Hiring a Caricature Artist For Your Next Event

Caricature artists can truly enhance your event. People love having someone draw them in a cool and unique way. Many weddings, birthdays, and anniversary parties have benefitted from having a caricature artist or two on board to help make the atmosphere more festive, complete with mementos to take home and hang on the wall. If… Read more »

The Incredible Career of Miguel Covarrubias

Here at Mark Hall Caricature Art, we like to highlight those who have come before us doing great caricature work. There have been many talented artists over time, and those who’ve done caricatures run the gamut. Take, for instance, a man named Jose Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud, aka Miguel Covarrubias as he is best known. Born… Read more »

David Levine: An Illustrious Caricature Artist

David Levine was once called “the greatest caricaturist of the last half of the 20th Century” by Jules Feiffer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and author who is in the Comic Book Hall of Fame. A Long List of Accomplishments Levine, born in 1926 and died in 2009, was best known for his caricatures in… Read more »

Ralph Steadman: A Unique Caricature Artist

Here’s another caricature artist you should know about: Ralph Steadman. Born in 1936 in England, he started as a cartoonist with his first professional work published in the Manchester Evening Chronicle when he was 20-years-old. Deciding he wanted to learn more about the technical aspects of drawing, Steadman enrolled in college where he met his… Read more »