Drawing YouTubers – Casey Neistat Caricature Sketch

YouTube personality Casey Neistat has a really
interesting and distinctive look. His features are very robust and masculine,
sort of like a classic cave man. Nothing personal against Casey. His YouTube videos are awesome and a lot of
fun. You should definitely check them out. But now let’s examine his most outstanding
deviations from the average. To me, his head is short and wide. Shaped like a shield. And it’s widest at the top. His hair is big, curly and thick His hairline and forehead is a difficult call
to make. It’s a wide forehead, but relative to the
rest of his face, the forehead seems small, so I’ll say it’s a low hairline. His large ears are set low on head. He has a very heavy brow ridge. Deep set eyes that are small and close together. Wide, triangular shaped nose. Hooked with an extreme downward pointing ball. Looks like it’s been flattened on his face
like he’s pressing his nose against a glass wall. Very small mouth with thin lips that curl
into a snarl. His neutral mouth position looks like a frown. Around his mouth are deep nasolabial folds. He has an extremely large protruding chin. His ever-present sunglasses sit atop his curly
locks. Overall it feels like his nose and chin are
the dominant forces on his face. They seem like they are trying to connect
with one another. Everything else on his face is subordinate
to the nose and chin. Reminds me a bit of Sean Penn for some reason. But, Let’s move on. The first item I want to take care of is the
head. I make it short and wide, sort of like a classic
shield shape, widest at the top, with the hair making up almost half the total height
of the head. The large ears are next. They sit low on his head. I’ll work on his large wide triangular shaped
nose next. The ball of his nose has an extreme downward
thrust. Even though the nose is large, it looks like
it’s very flat against his face and not sticking out or protruding. Time to tackle the mouth. Even though it’s small and mostly covered
by the tip of the nose, I wanted to still show a bit of it to include the slight snarl
to the upper lip that I see in this photo. His chin is huge and round. I feel like the chin and the nose are the
two most dominant, almost aggressive features on his face, fighting for attention. On faces, like Casey’s, which are very distinct,
it helps to think in terms of what will dominate and what will recede. Because the nose and chin are so big on his
face, I decided to make his eyes very small. Making the eyes small helps make the chin
and nose appear much larger than if I had drawn average or oversized eyes. Remember, caricature is all about relativity. You must always be exploiting how the features
relate to one another. Some things have to shrink in order for other
things to appear large. Relativity is probably one of the most important
concepts to remember in this art form. Don’t just always make features big. It’s not like inflating a balloon. It’s like sculpting with a limited amount
of clay. To make the chin and nose larger you have
to take the clay away from somewhere else. His eyes are also very deeply set and close
together under a heavy brow ridge. If I darken the eye sockets, or raccoon mask
area of his face, it will visually bring his brows forward while simultaneously sinking
in his eyes into his head more. I should also mention the nasolabial folds. Because of the slight snarling expression
in his mouth, his nasolabial folds become more deeply creased and slightly bent. I’m now at the point where I’m refining the
outlines of the shapes, committing to them with darker lines. And now, I’m pretty much finished with the
outlines around the head and features. So I begin shading the forms with small cross
hatched pencil strokes. Cross hatched lines generally should follow
the forms they are describing, wrapping around the individual planes. So be mindful of which direction you pull
your strokes. Every stroke should have a purpose. One unusual feature that I mention in my checklist
is his sunglasses. Normally I wouldn’t consider a fashion accessory
a feature important to the likeness unless the subject is really closely associated with
it. And one thing Casey is known for as part of
his public persona are his customized Wayfarer sunglasses. He wears them in pretty much all of his videos. In fact, it’s rare to see his eyes. This was a photo taken at a talk he was giving
on a stage and not one of his videos, so we actually get to see his eyes.The sunglasses
are perched atop a thick wavy and curly mane of hair. This is just a rough sketch, so I’m being
really loose and sloppy with how I’m drawing the hair. If I were doing a finished rendering using
charcoal or painting this caricature, I would slow down and first block in the volumes and
masses of the hair, and then later adding individual locks and curls and other details. But in this first rough sketch, I’m just going
for a quick sketchy suggestion of the hair shapes. Now, I go about darkening in the rest of the
sketch, trying to add more punch to the shapes by increasing the contrast between lights
and darks. Whatever medium you work in, be sure you are
able to achieve a wide range of values. A drawing that’s too light everywhere is very
boring to look at. Plus values of light and dark are critical
in showing the illusion of three dimensional form. So be sure your pencils or digital tools
are capable of light strokes and dark strokes. And you may have to make a couple passes over
the drawing to achieve the full range of values. I thought I was done with the sketch at this
point. But then I realized there were a couple problems
I wanted to fix. First, the eye on the left was too close to
the nose. I move it farther away and then blend the
shapes back together. It feels a lot more balanced now. I didn’t need to do an abstraction trace over
to notice that problem. The second major thing I noticed was the crooked
hairline. So I erase part of it to look more even and
to widen the forehead. I don’t want to make the forehead too tall
though, as making a small forehead with a low hairline was the last item on my list
I try to include in my sketch. Learning when a drawing is truly complete
is something that will come in time. As your skills develop, you’ll get a better
sense of when to fix things and when to quit. If you enjoyed this video, share it and tell your friends. And if you wanna get updates on new videos, go to proko.com and subscribe to the newsletter.


  • no chargeback niggas

    Idk why but he always looks like he has a "caricature" face lol

  • pk Artist


  • FatDolan

    this is amazing

  • Deidre James

    Hey proko, I have a question. Are you ever going to do the legs? Or the feet?

  • Daragh O Brien

    Proko is low key roasting him throughout the video πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • GREEN boys

    Man. Wtfuuuuucckkk

  • GREEN boys


  • AdvancedSoda

    I don't like the guy personally but! Your drawing skills are on point and I learned a thing or too from this video

  • muscle head

    Caveman headass


    wow that's awesome….
    thumbs up bro

  • Meena Hall

    How do you caricature a face that already looks like a caricature

  • its me

    3:41 at this point he looks like the old man from the movie 'up'

  • Kai Nakkim

    Proko is a savage like if you agree

  • chadwick40


  • The flamingsword

    A few critiques: I liked the hairline as it was before actually. His forehead extends too far to the right now I think and somehow it feels even more crooked. I think the face should also be moved to the right a little because the rest of the head suggests he's looking off to the right so it just looks like the eyes are just "floating" there rather than being attached to everything else.

  • MestrinhoCaricaturas

    Muito bom o vΓ­deo, comecei a acompanhar recentemente e me motivou a voltar a fazer caricaturas.

  • marcelo cassimiro

    "… Has a distinctive and interesting look"
    You mean he is ugly af

  • art account

    The ultimate roast session! Lmaoo

  • irishpugwtf

    Draw Amy Schumer

  • Natasha Vonoskabaya

    Casey Neistat.
    How can have no humility and look like that?
    More than his looks, Casey is a f+cking ass+hole.
    Oh yeah, great video. Thank you for sharing!

  • Artigare

    Omg, so Good😱! Editing and drawing skillsπŸ‘ love it! Gonna check all of your videos right away! πŸ˜…

  • Julio Quevedo

    When you're already a caracture hahaha.

  • Artzy Anthony

    You forgot the replace the nose with a penis.

  • Ian HFS

    Thanks Court, I always take notes on your videos. I have learned a lot.

  • Rosalyn Paulino

    Hi Proko, Your work and descriptives are awesome! I instantly absolutely loved it!! I am a caricautist as well and I am starting to have fun with exagerations. Though my style is more realistic, want to explore ways. Thiscwas a great tutorial! Thank you! Wishing you continous sucess!

  • Mike Calhoun

    Must be fun to lick your nostrils.

  • Sr Bob

    How to caricature a caricature.

  • DrakRend

    I though the title said it was a caricature, not a sketch of his actual face.

  • Alexa Correia

    He looks like Benson from Regular Show.

  • thejunkface

    You fucked that eye up by moving it, honestly. It was fun and also would have been fine if you had rotated it slightly after moving it. You should just leave things alone sometimes and learn from them rather than fuss over them, this is why I moved back to analog mediums a few years ago. Digital makes you lazy but also fuss over inconsequential things while also being lazy about placement etc.

  • Scanlaid

    I thought Charicatures were supposed to be exaggerated, this is a photo

  • MrAntieMatter

    Terrible caricature, too realistic!

  • Plart

    Fuckin goblin ass

  • SandyTag

    This was hilarious lmao

  • Upton Falko

    While he does have relatively close together eyes, I would say the eyes are actually rather big themselves.

  • HerbalToons

    lmaoooo I thought this video was a whole diss on neistat's face

  • Tzisorey Tigerwuf

    I'm not sure how I'd feel if someone described my "features" as "robust"… XD

  • SiehtAusWieEinKeks

    You are one of the most skilled artists on this platform. You have my admiration, Sir!

  • Ronald De Guzman

    Casey Noseflat

  • John Smith

    ((When you hit random on character creation.))

  • amish jain

    Can you share your PS brush set.

    Thank You.

  • Liberalism is a Cult

    Casey Neistat is a disgusting Hillary supporter. Probably just another reason why no one liked Hillary lol

  • Liberalism is a Cult

    You know you are ugly, when you need to lift your nose out of the way to eat.

  • EJAY

    He flaming the fuck out this manπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • alex zoidberg

    proko is the kind of guy who roast someone very subtlely

  • Grabbax

    Why didnt you make him a Goblin

  • Mossler


  • Twiejk

    Sort of like classic caveman hahaha
    Hey proko, Do you ever walk by someone and almost say out loud "I want to draw you…." in a creepy way?

  • Serious_Case

    Can't be Casey without his trademark glasses.

  • Chico Malo


  • Ziltoid TheOmniscient

    This is cheating.

  • Tazonium

    I think he's a beautiful human.

  • Dairo Salamanca

    IΒ΄m here just for the comments xD

  • Marcelo Aguirre

    where i can get that brush

  • Tudor P

    He looks like even more like a gremlin. Great job.

  • Bri Rose

    I'm sorry, I don't see caricature… I just see a realism portrait.

  • Alexander Andersson

    Would it be possible for me to send in a picture of me and pay you to caricature it?

  • Myrk FΓ¦linn

    Is that the Green Goblin? xd

  • BulletFroma Thousandmiles

    It just looks like a basic sketch. -_- He looks just like the drawing.

  • Bergs Art

    Draw Ryan Higa next!!!

  • Mighty Havoc

    Do Pewdiepie next

  • Rebecca Rae

    I am disgusted by almost everyone in the comments saying he's ugly, Casey isn't the most attractive guy but he is truly amazing. Looks aren't everything get over yourself.

  • Huey

    looks like he is saying fxk…..

  • Richard Hopper

    Holy cow, I thought this was Layne Staley at first.

  • Griffly Creations

    Caricature looks like the old man in "Up"

  • Inklan Utterfield

    I love me a bit of crosshatching. I don't know why, crosshatching doesn't seem to be as popular as it once was.

  • Ms. Eel


  • Jayea

    When you click random on the sims generator

    ok sorry that's mean

  • Yuri

    neustadt is a very disgusting person, both inside and out.

  • Sean

    Enyone looking for a casey comment?

  • Michael Offner

    "Sculpting with a limited amount of clay"

    Well well, someone's borrowing an analogy from Tom Richmond's book.
    Not a bad thing, but I know where you got it from.

  • megatronVS

    I like how your "how to draw noses" video was recommend right beside this one.

  • Urban Street Artist

    he is so good at drawing
    caseys face is hilarious

  • Miiverse is Dead

    The caricature looks like Ebenezer Scrooge.

  • Matthew Ward

    Bruh the first two minutes you are straight flaming this nigga Casey bruh. I'm fucking crying over here πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Matthew Ward

    You made this nigga look like the old man from disneys pixstars UP! LOL

  • annt hill

    chin makes him look like old man

  • Obrian . Bennie

    Can you do jacks films?

  • French Menace Animator

    Damn he's just playing him the first half of the vid πŸ˜‚

  • French Menace Animator

    He looks like he could be in home

  • Tim Camins

    "Every stroke should have a purpose." *looks at my drawing. OH SHIT I SCREWED UP.

  • AJ Landy

    Eyes are too small. Otherwise Great Job!

  • Yikes kasey

    He literally just roasted him πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

  • Sarah Zlq

    he's having fun…

  • Rio Illustrates

    Lol, the exaggeration list. Neistat is ugly as sin πŸ˜‚

  • Tad Lambert

    Being a caricature artist at universal, I always have issues with the mouth region of the face. Just trying to determine the distance between the mouth and nose. These videos help with that problem alot, thank you

  • II Kappuccino II

    He looks like a fucking dwarf from lord of the ringsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Bratislav Metulski

    he looks better in your drawing – in real life he should wear a mask

  • Noel Uchendu

    "Caricature is sculpting with a limited amount of clay," Curt Jones……… such a good analogy, pocketing that

  • myBatteryDied

    i want casey neistat to model for vetements

  • Top Dog Segura

    he looks like a blobfish

  • Kuush kihng VEVO

    The master of the Goblins realm

  • Sirius

    fugly dude

  • W T F

    He’s such an ugly man.

  • Joshua Axelio

    Fast and perfect at the same time!

  • yymin-ouch san


  • Cold

    im gon be real w u
    he looks like Squidward with hair

  • Kasandra Taylor

    So how do you draw a caricature of a person who already looks like a caricature?

  • Billie's Burrito

    the nose tho

  • Spandan Roy

    Which one is the caricature
    I mean…..
    U know
    right guys?


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