When attending a 30th birthday party, you usually have a good idea of what to expect before you even arrive. The customary bar, selection of finger food and a promise of an upcoming disco where we all attempt to ‘shake our stuff’ – however what you might not expect among the usual festivities is a Caricaturist.
This was exactly the scenario I found myself in yesterday evening and before I knew it, my ever so cheeky future Mother-in-Law had put both myself and my fiancée on a list to get the ‘Caricaturist treatment’.
A caricature can refer to a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. In literature, a caricature is a description of a person using exaggeration of some characteristics and oversimplification of others.