Caricatures - What Makes Elvis Presley Caricaturable?

Here's a study of Elvis' eye - keep your attention on the primitive
form contained within...

Here you can see an enlarged scan of the right eye from this version of Elvis: 2005-zine-elvis-3.htm. You may need to lean back a little and squint to make the shadows, the reflected light, the intermediate shadows (i.e. medium shadows) take on  a realistic quality. But in this close up you can see the pencil work involved to make the effect successful - and that it can be broken down into pieces - i.e. smaller areas of tone change. This picture is roughly three times the dimensions of the original drawing. (Makes the pencil lines seem a little sloppier :-)


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