Some time ago a friend of mine asked me to make a caricature of his pet Kaapo. This was a first for me. Up to this point I had only made caricatures of people. But I decided to give it a try.
So looked at Kaapo the same way as I would approach any caricature, asking myself questions along the lines of: What makes this face stand out? What about the eyes, ears, mouth - are they big or small?
Kaapo is a Siamese cat with a tiny face and really big ears. He has a funny way of squinting his left eye. These are all important clues to his cute little face. I made his big ears really big, and his neck long and tiny. I decided to keep it loose and sketch-like all the way.
I made both the sketch and the final painting on my iPad pro using Procreate.
So yeah, give me a shout-out if you like the final result. And if you have a cute (or ugly) pet with a face that screams for a caricature - drop me a line!