This past Tuesday June 24, I started my online class The Art of Caricature with Jason Seiler at Schoolism.
Jason is a fantastic teacher whose illustrations and paintings have been featured as covers and interiors of Rolling Stone, TIME, The New York Times, etc. and over the course of 9 weeks, Jason will teach his principles and techniques when doing caricature.
- Inner and outer head
- Defining where do we want to put the “weight” in the face.
- Looking for simple shapes
- The importance of the relationship of the features in the face
Our first assignment was to do about 15 caricatures of the citizens photographed by our teacher, as well as final pencil rendering of Tom Hanks. I have to confess that I had a very hard time trying to capture the likeness of the subjects! My plan is to use this week’s piece about Tom Hanks as a reference of my skill level, and to redo it once the class is over in order to compare the improvement.
Below are my assignments for week 1… now unto week 2! 🙂