Why People Are Drawn to Art

Why are we drawn to art? Why does it make us feel a certain way? Art tells a story that can be interpreted in many different ways by different people.  Everyone has a different point of view of the world, and that is why art can create an experience in one image. Art makes you… Read more »

Misconceptions About Art and the Artist

There are plenty of people who discredit art because they don’t believe it’s a real career.  This is simply false. Art takes talent and hard work just like any other profession.  You may not be performing surgery or defending an innocent person, but it’s still hard work in the end. Hobbies turn into work You… Read more »

The Origins of Caricature Art

You’ve heard of the word caricature, but do you know where the word comes from? It’s actually of Italian origin– the words carico and caricare mean “to load” and/or “to exaggerate.” Back in the 1590s, a pair of brothers, Annibale and Agostino Carracci, first applied those words to their exaggerated portrait sketches. The Movement of… Read more »

The Health Benefits of Drawing

Drawing can be extremely beneficial to your health and well-being. Even if you’re not the greatest artist in the world, collecting art can also be something that benefits your mental health. Creativity drives your emotions and releases tension you may have in your everyday life. So, pick up a pencil and paper and start drawing,… Read more »

Hire a Caricature Artist for Your Birthday Party

Everyone loves a good caricature picture of themselves. It’s fun and creative, and what better way to celebrate your birthday party than to hire a professional caricature artist like Mark Hall Caricature Art! Whether it’s for a kid’s birthday party or a birthday celebration for an adult, both will be extremely creative and fun. The… Read more »

These Summer Events Are Ideal for a Caricature Artist

Jim & Jodie got married and wanted to have a fun wedding reception that wasn’t “stuffy.” So, the pair decided to host their own party outdoors at a country estate complete with lawn games, a bounce house for the kids, and a caricature artist. Guests had such a fun time and they eagerly lined up… Read more »

Commonly Asked Questions About Digital Caricatures

Mark Hall travels to trade shows where he’s asked to create digital caricatures of people attending those shows. Having a caricature artist like Mark Hall at your trade show booth is a great way to attract people’s attention and get them talking with you. While you’re talking to booth visitors about your services or products,… Read more »

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 »