Official State Caricature Artist of Texas
Kid Cardona was designated the official caricature artist of Texas on Feb 11, 1997 for recreating the wild west in his artwork. Kid is a self-taught artist. All Art & Drama Symbols
Quote from Kid Cardona, 2005; "You don't have to be a great artist to do great things with your art - drawing can open a whole world if you learn how to look in simple ways."
What is a Cartoon Caricature?
Definition of caricature according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary; "exaggeration by means of often ludicrous distortion of parts or characteristics."
What are the elements of a cartoon caricature? Certainly expression, exaggeration, and humor. A more sophisticated caricature has color, perspective, dynamic composition, and sometimes motion.
Texas also selects state artists for one-year appointments (selections are made by the Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artist Committee). Since 1990 appointments are made separately for 2D and 3D artists. See a list of official Texas state artists since 1971.