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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: IMPACT (September 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581807597
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581807592
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Harry Hamernik has taught caricature drawings for attractions including Sea World, Legoland, Disneyland, and King Island, as well as the Art Academy of Los Angeles and Orange County Art Studios.

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Well when I got this book in the mail, I was very excited.
N.R.R.
It's a very well-written book, straight-to-the-point, informative and uncomplicated.
Mockingbird
Face Off is the exact book I was looking for in getting started with caricatures!
J. Morris

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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By D. Flaws on October 17, 2006
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Harry Hamernik is one of the people I learned caricatures from about 10 years ago at Sea World In San Diego. He then moved on to be manager at Legoland and Knott's Berry Farm. I helped him start operations at Knott's, hiring 30+ artists who never drew with a marker or with a live model in front of them. It was the first time I tried to train that many artists but Harry had already been doing it for years, every season a new batch of crazy artists. So he knows how to present the needed information and reach a wide range of people. Unlike a lot of the "how to draw" books being produced these days by general artists who try to capitalize on the expanding market by publishing books outside of their field of experience, Harry is a working professional in the field. He's also an instructor at The Art Institute in San Diego, so he knows how to teach.

I also continue to teach caricatures and was thinking of writing my own book but I won't bother now. There's not much I could add to this book, I would just saying the same things in my own words. He's thought through the quick sketch process and included everything a beginner would need to know. It will also help a more experienced artists who's self taught or needs a fresh perspective on the craft. It's full of useful, step by step examples with photos of the model to compare the drawings to. He's made my job a lot easier, now when I hire an artist and begin training them I require that they practice from Harry's book and I just check on their progress.

I highly recommend this book.

Don Flaws
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris on October 10, 2006
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Face Off is the exact book I was looking for in getting started with caricatures! Most books I have found only have front, and sometimes profile view, but Face Off has these and ¾ view along with coloring techniques! I really like the diversity in people and the age range really helps me to learn how to draw all types of people. My friends and family love it when I draw them and now it actually looks like a cartoon version of them! I would recommend this book to everyone!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Fred N. Randall on May 21, 2007
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This book combines both great artistic skills with instructional skills to create an excellent book for the less experienced caricature artist. I found much that I could use in improving my own caricaturing within this book's pages. The author shows step by step partial drawings along with the completed black and white caricature, as well as the colored in version. I like the author's caricaturing style, not over exagerated, but very recognizable as the person pictured. This is the book, that I think I will get the most use out of, of the 4 books that I purchased together. I really love it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By N.R.R. on June 18, 2007
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Well when I got this book in the mail, I was very excited. Only to have my bubble bust when while flipping through the pages i realized that these are more cartoons than caricatures. None the less the information presented here is invaluable to any aspiring cartoonist or caricaturist. (I strongly believe theres a difference). However i'm not really complaining I would still recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn to draw caricatures. I belive by mastering this book one would have obtained the skills to produce both caricature and cartoon portraits. So in my final analysis I would have to give it a 4/5 stars (due to my initial disapointment).
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ODoctoreobvious on August 4, 2007
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"Face Off" is one of the better books on basic caricaturing, in part because of its modern, graphic-heavy approach. Also, in my opinion, this work is more up to date than most other books on the subject, even explaining how to color your drawings in PhotoShop without screwing up the original artwork.

This book covers a lot of ground, although out of necessity it isn't always what you would call "in-depth" in its information. For a broader understanding of caricaturing, I would suggest that you get this book along with another more detailed work such as Len Redmann's How To Draw Caricatures and/or Let's Toon Caricatures by Keelan Parham. I have found all of these books to be extremely helpful, especially when taken together.

Overall, this is a fun and informative book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rose Sherman on July 8, 2013
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I got this as a gift and just looking at the title and at all the good reviews and even at the cover which I like, I thought it was going to be great. Unfortunately, if I'd even previewed the pages inside I'd have known immediately that this was not a book for me. I'm a little surprised at all of the good reviews when to my eye the caricatures presented are NOT recognizable compared to the photographs. By themselves they're nice, but compared to the person it's supposed to be, it's not working for me. The exaggeration and proportions are off in strange ways on each of them. A really skillful caricature is one that picks up the gist of a face, the few spacial relationships that make it instantly recognizable, and then really get those right. If it chooses to exaggerate, then those really recognizable features are what I want to see blown up, not just features completely chosen at random. Like a guy with a big nose shouldn't have a portrait drawn of him with a huge, disproportionate forehead for no reason. But then that's my taste. The kind of caricature I like is the kind I would like to be able to do -- don't get me wrong, I can't do it, not even close, nor can I even get to where this author is, but I want to study from someone who is where I want to be, not from someone who is a ways off from where I want to be, you know?

The celebrity gallery in the back is an excellent example of unrecognizability. If it weren't for the props, costume and general context of many of these, I wouldn't recognize them. I'm really interested in that look where you just see the simple face and KNOW who that is supposed to be. That would be masterful and that's what I want to learn to do.

One other oddity is that the coloring section is before the actual drawing section.
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