When I was little, I used to draw like this:
My next realization was that people had clothes – no skin, but clothes.
I don’t know when, but somehow I figured out that people had a profile, but the nose was not attached nor was the hair part if the head. See how the feet both point in the same direction.
Next, my feet turned out, my fingers added skin and my arms relaxed against my sides. I had teeth and my nose became part of my face. But my eye looked like it was still faced forward. Too bad my heels were what I balanced on.
The last of my crude drawings showed that I knew what a sideways head looked like, my feet didn’t point in any direction but not straight either.
By grade 7, I had learned to add jawlines, skin creases lips and hair that was part of my head. My hands showed my fingers not all side by side and I learned that the soles of my shoes followed my foot line.
You may wonder where I’m going here but the evolution of my carving has followed the same paths. Perhaps not from the stick form but from the stiffness to lines and creases to take on more of a reality. If I only ever drew one person, I may not have ever grown so if your first caricature is awful, stick with it and you will definitely evolve.