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.