Caricaturist Spotlight: Kiko Yamada

A family caricature drawn by Kiko Yamada

Kiko Yamada is a traveling caricature artist working shows and fairs across the U.S. and around the world. An entrepreneur, she’s also run live caricature stands across the west coast. She has a bold cartoony art style typical of someone influenced by the 2d cartoon renaissance of the ’90s.
She uses a few thick expressive lines to define a likeness. Her style is minimalistic but very funny. She exaggerates not only the likeness but the expression as well. In the featured picture, all of the subjects have great expressions. Especially the little girl. She may not be having a great time, but the rest of her family looks like they are enjoying themselves.

More of Kiko Yamada work can be found at the link here.

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