translations of reality are irresistable because they have the freedom
to tell all. Caricatures can depict as many aspects of a person as are
required with a single portrait. In addition to physical attributes,
many other likenesses can be included. For example, personality traits,
character flaws, occupations, hobbies, affiliations, reputations, or
any combination thereof are fair game in a caricature. Generally speaking,
these visual statements are done with good humor in order to serve a
positive purpose. Occasionally though, the intention is to express criticism
of someone's supposed misbehavior. Such look-a-likes are often the main
characters of published political cartoons.
While a pastel caricature is the most well-known type, those done on
computers have also become popular. With some painterly know-how, Photoshop
and other digital programs have made it possible to add caricature-like
charm to any photo portrait.
up an inflammatory message with visual humor.
aspects of a caricature can be extremely soothing in a negative situation.
If a magazine article truly has positive, well intended motives, its
goal will be to provide helpful information rather further aggravate