How funny are you? Are you an opinionated type? You might be a cartoonist in disguise. Cartoons are great drawing practice, and you don't have to have a lot of skill, as many of today's cartoons reveal. The trick with humorous cartoons like comic strips is consistency, making your characters look the same from frame to frame.
With political cartoons and caricatures, it's a matter of discerning your subject's most prominent feature and then exaggerating it for recognition. Studying the masters can help you see how this is done—from George W. Bush's ears to Al Gore's hairline.
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