Stavros Caricature

As a joint project, three caricaturists who live and work in Greece (Stavros Damos, Costis Papatheodorou and Rob Snow) joined forces to create a project to see how they would render each other out as caricatures.

The project aim was set to deliver a photograph of each other to the respected artists and those artists would then develop a caricature in their unique style of the caricaturist in question. In the case of mine, I usually like to render out a sketch first and then scan this into photoshop and then digitally paint up the artwork.

Surprisingly the two caricatures of Stavros and Costis both took roughly 6 hours to render out. They comprised of several layers that split the important areas of the work, as not to provoke redraws on an error. Also, as part of my new style, I have rendered the two images out at 600dpi and at a large 12,000+ px height. This allows the detailing that can be seen on the images to look finer when the images are reduced in size.

File size: 470.4Mbs/1.79Gbs (open)
Layers: 15 uncompressed
Dimensions: 9266x12166px @ 600dpi
Hours (Pencil): 30mins
Digital rendering: 6hrs



1 creative person, slightly matured
2 tablespoons aptitude
1 piece of aesthetic flavouring
6lbs hard work and sweat
4 ideas more than most
salt of the earth to taste

Take a creative person and stir in some aptitude, thoroughly from the start. In time, mix in the aesthetic flavouring with the most appropriate tool at hand, and then, fold into the mix as much of the hard work and sweat that the mix can take. Sprinkle in the ideas; the more the better. And finally, as all is cooking, a pinch of ‘salt of the earth’ to give it the necessary character. Leave to cook over time and serve when required. Tasty treat in a tasteless world.

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