I would like to share a simple step by step of one of my friend’s caricature. Enjoy!
1. First of all, i always start with a sketch. A simple one though. The main objective is to capture the characteristic of his face.
2. Make some layers. Sometimes i used 3-4 layers only for a colour phase. First layer to put the basic colour of the face. Second, to put a darker colour and so on up to the forth layer. And don’t forget to make a details of eyes, nose, ears, mouth, eyebrows, and teeth!
3. After i finished with the face, i moved to the upper part, hair. I often find myself little bit lazy working on this part because it took a long time to do it.
4. Last step, i just rendered the shirt and put a black outline, to make it looks like a “cartoon”.
As a tool, i used Pen Tablet Genius 8×6 and Photoshop CS3. It took 4-5 hours.