Friday, February 13, 2009

Introduction to Caricature

Introduction to Caricature - For teens and adults

In this entertaining and exciting class, students are introduced to the fascinating and unique art of caricature. Emphasis is on exploring humorous exaggeration while maintaining a recognizable likeness. The art of caricature and portraiture, their commonalities and differences are revealed.
The foundationts of proportion, shape, angles, simplicity, and relationship are demonstrated and learned, then twisted – with amusing results. Students learn and develop line quality, texture, shading, and "the Z-stroke." Enthusiasm and expression grow as the student learns new skills and a fun new way of seeing the world.
Examples of various styles of caricature are given, as well as recommended books and resources to inspire the student and expand their knowledge and skills.
Basic drawing skills are required.

For more about my caricatures:
My Caricatures Blog

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