Caricaturist Spotlight: Kelly O’Brien – Jon Snow and Daenerys

A caricature Jon Snow and Daenerys from Game of Thrones. Created by Kelly O'Brien


Kelly O’Brien is a globe-trotting caricaturist. Kelly has done it all with her work from retail caricature locations artist to having a solo caricature exhibition. She uses vibrant color in her art to give it punch. She also uses liberal amount of “squash and stretch” in her work giving it a zany almost extreme flair. Mouths and lips are often a huge target for her exaggeration. In our featured picture of Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in their Game of Throne guises as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. The lips are front and center. Boldly colored and shiny the lips quickly grab the viewer’s eye, then you see the menacing blue eyes. There’s a flow to the piece that leads the eye in spirals that helps you find the dragon that’s hidden in the work.

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