Xi Ding is a freelance illustrator, living in Vienna, Austria. He is a digital caricature artist and a character face designer. Xi Ding is specialized in drawing live quick caricature. Xi Ding was born in China. He moved in his 20’s to Vienna, Austria, and lives there since then working as a live caricature artist. Xi was trained as classical painter. In 2009, he realized and identified his passion to draw caricatures. He became an ardent fan of Jan Op De Beeck, a
Belgium well-known artist and enthusiastically studied his works.
Xi Ding was inspired deeply by the creative and imaginative American ‘Beastheads’ artists such as Eric Goodwin, Nate Kapnicky, etc. He studied with great interest their styles, and learned the way of simplifying shapes, while he learnt from Pete Emslie, the former Disney artist, about the face essential features.
Xi works in traditional and digital medium. He won several awards in the recent few years as a digital caricature artist. It includes the international caricature conventions at Eurocature’13-’16. He was the receipient of ‘Best Character Design’ in 2014 from the Austrian Computer Graphics Award. He is specialized in stylized portraits and is well-known for his unique skill that enables him to capture the essence and bring out a live caricature drawing.
Unique Digital Caricature
Xi Ding has a unique style of presenting his caricature. It is over 10 years that he studied classical portraiture, American cartoon, and traditional European caricature.
Xi Ding is highly skilled digital caricature artist that within three minutes he captures the personality and prominent features of a subject to present in an appealing and humorous way. He uses digital and traditional medium for his caricatures. He is the fastest caricature artist in the worldwide drawing up to 120 guests in just one evening event and in a full day event around 160 guests.
Xi Ding goes much beyond the ‘crooked teeth and big nose’ caricatures that are stereotypical. His ability is to spot the subjects most appealing features and to exaggerate on it.
The designs that Xi Ding brings out reveals its simplicity. He reflects the expressions of the subject in a sophisticated way. Thus, his digital caricatures bring fun to any event and the guests get an opportunity to see themselves in a positive and new look.
He has acquired a name as live caricaturist professional and is most invited event entertainer. His shows are highly popular at wedding parties, trade shows, and business events. His caricature shows are across Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, France, and Switzerland.
Huge Movie Fan
Xi Ding is a huge movie fan that he takes immediately some scene or a moment from the movie and portrays the movie character in his own digital caricature art style. He specializes in caricatures and brings out various characters. He paints every layer finally creating an amazing illustration using Photoshop.
Xi Ding claims as the fastest caricature artist. His pen is his armor, and if not he uses his smartphone app to draw at lightning speed any cartoon. He is a cartoonist having a feather in his cap of being the fastest in the world. Of course, though he is fast, there is no work quality compromise.
Xi Ding, the well-known digital caricature artist is by origin a Chinese. He is fluent in German, Mandarin, and English. He is settled in Germany. He is at ease with both drawings, traditional and digital formats. His amazing cartoons charm and take over people. His passion is drawing and he loves doing live caricatures under the subjects adoring eyes at events and parties.
Referring to his speed of work, Xi Ding can bring on paper 20 heads an hour and as digital caricature it is 16 heads an hour, both in black and white. It certainly has exaggeration, though he begins with the basic shape using a pencil. He used a black marker to bold. The best and shocking part is that within three minutes only he draws out a portrait cartoon.
His cartoons are exaggerated, but they display similarity and audience cannot stay without admiring his talent. The companies having Xi Ding under booking include Samsung, Microsoft, Audi, KPMG, Krafts Foods, Cadillac, HTC, Henkel, BMW, Accenture, and lots more.
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