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Since a child, Matuschka drew caricatures of the people and animals she encountered. The portraits and caricatures shown in this gallery were created mostly while Matuschka was travelling abroad and involves a two-step process.

First she takes a Polaroid or snapshot of her subject before beginning her sketch. Magic markers, colored pencils, crayons and the artist's own makeup is used to complete the image.

Matuschka drew most of these portraits in the '70s.

Please scroll to see all the images in this gallery and to see a recent rendition of the artist with her pet parrot MiniMax made in 2006.