Thursday, December 17, 2009

Caricature Class

This fall I took a ten week caricature drawing and painting class at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts (LAAFA). It was a really enjoyable class and I feel like I was scratching the surface. John Quinn was the instructor and he's a super talented guy. One thing that I did realize while taking the class is that I still have a lot to learn with painting. I signed up for a Color Design class starting in January at Art Center. I believe this class will help me out with my painting skills and I hope to take John's class again sometime later this year.

So here are some of the pieces I made in the class:

This was the last drawing of my first day in the class.

These two are from the second day. I feel like I was definitely improving.

I was really struggling exaggerating this guy. This was the last drawing of the night. I know it looks like a Hirschfeld drawing, but I'm really proud of it.

Another drawing I'm proud of.

This was a tonal drawing, just using black and white conte.

This was my first painting in the class and I feel like the most successful of the four I made. Probably because I was using a limited palette.

1 comment:

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

Hey hey Joe,
Good stuff! Nice drawings and terrific likeness of the models.

I'm still trying to fine tune the class. I realized it's probably better to have a model for 2 weeks. First week drawing and second week painting. So, we can work out a lot of stuff week one and week 2 we can concentrate on painting.

I think it was a bit tricky to tackle everything at once.