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I have been fascinated by RoadRash artwork all my life , but I seem to not understand it and how to go about it

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How are they able to make such posterized characters! Why this kind of artwork stopped?

  • How is this a graphic design question? – Lucian Oct 30 '18 at 14:15
  • I was wondering if these characters were possible to design – Shad Oct 30 '18 at 14:38
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    Look up "how to draw Caricatures". This is not called "RoadRash artwork". Also some of these are not drawings, but probably photomanipulation work. – Billy Kerr Oct 30 '18 at 14:41
  • @BillyKerr those are the images I get when I google that word – Shad Oct 30 '18 at 14:43
  • RoadRash is the name of a video game. Obviously you will get images from the game if you google it. But the style of Illustration is called "caricature". – Billy Kerr Oct 30 '18 at 14:58
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The style is a very old one - known as Caricature

The essence is to exaggerate features whilst still maintaining recognition of the character being caricatured.

It is normally done as a drawing process rather than computer-generated, but it can be faked using something like Liquify in Photoshop.
The best caricatures take a known figure & exaggerate parts that are perceived as deviating from the norm. Otherwise, simply forcing the perspective, as in your second example, is relatively easy & doesn't require the person to be already recognisable.

  • so you are telling me all those characters were real people? – Shad Oct 30 '18 at 14:41
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    Your 2nd image looks like manipulated photographs, so yes. The 1st is harder to tell, but they look drawn, to me. – Tetsujin Oct 30 '18 at 14:44

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