Caricature Portrait with Graphite

A course by Víctor Vélez
Caricature Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 2018
, Caricature Artist

Learn to depict people and capture their essence through a caricature portrait

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% positive reviews (326)
  • 6450 students

Learn to depict people and capture their essence through a caricature portrait

There are many ways to pay tribute to a person—with a song, a poem or even a sculpture—but for Víctor Vélez, the best way is with a caricature drawing. Víctor, better known as Chubasco, is passionate about drawing and has more than three decades of experience as an editorial cartoonist, collaborating with the likes of El Universal, El Economista, and other major Mexican publications.

In this online course, learn to draw professional-looking caricatures using graphite.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 13 downloads

Lights and shadows
10 minutes, 9 seconds
Canons to draw the face
13 minutes, 16 seconds
Drawing the skull
7 minutes, 28 seconds
Drawing the muscles
2 minutes, 14 seconds
Drawing eyes and nose
16 minutes, 19 seconds
Drawing the hair
14 minutes, 11 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 91% positive reviews (326)
  • 6450 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 20m)
  • 13 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a caricature drawing of a person you admire in pencil—it can be a singer, an actor, a family member, or whoever you want.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, cartoonists, anyone who wants to learn the art of caricature drawing.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of anatomy and some experience drawing with pencil are required for this course.

As for materials, you need a pencil, paper, an eraser and a few other items your teacher will specify during the course.


6450 Students
326 Reviews
91% Positive ratings
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Víctor Vélez

A course by Víctor Vélez

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Caricature Artist

Víctor Vélez is a caricature artist from Mexico City with more than three decades of experience in the industry. He published his first piece at the age of 16, launching a long-term collaboration with El Universal, one of the biggest newspapers in Mexico. He has also collaborated with other major publications such as El Economista, La Jornada, and Reforma. He is currently a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte in Mexico, specifically in the field of graphic narrative.


  • U1


    • I discovered my vocation ...
    • Influences
    • A peculiar vision: Presentation of the project
  • U2

    Materials and tests

    • Our materials
    • Lights and shadows
  • U3

    A little anatomy

    • Canons to draw the face
    • Drawing the skull
    • Drawing the muscles
  • U4

    Elements of the face

    • Drawing eyes and nose
    • Drawing mouth and teeth
    • Drawing the hair
    • Drawing a complete face
  • U5

    Deformation and stylization of the face

    • Memorizing character traits and first sketches
    • Caricaturing the character
    • Final details
  • FP

    Final project

    • Portrait in cartoon with graphite

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Caricature Portrait with Graphite. Illustration course by Víctor Vélez

Caricature Portrait with Graphite

A course by Víctor Vélez
Caricature Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 2018
  • 91% positive reviews (326)
  • 6450 students