Thursday, May 2, 2013

Caricature Workshop with John McColloch

Announcement! Because this is awesome and I will be there and our wonderful partner in crime (really in publishing and other art endeavours), Egress Studio, is hosting this.

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Where: Egress Studio, Bellingham, WA
To register, please send $50 to "Egress Studio," 5581 Noon Road, Bellingham WA 98226.

Learn from John McColloch how to create caricatures and be the life of any party! Caricatures are a grand old tradition of satirical portrait that simplify and exaggerate the subject’s features. Caricatures can be an insult or a compliment to serve a political purpose or solely for entertainment. John will demonstratem how to draw interesting caricatures outside the bounds of the modern street-style of big head/little body. 

In the workshop, John will teach you how to draw caricatures. You will learn what types of tools to use. Caricatures are often done out and about so you will often need tools that travel well. He will also show you how to engage the person you are drawing and get them involved. Engaging the person will help you to draw a more personal caricature. One very important lesson is how to draw someone without getting punched in the face afterwards. Finally, it is always important to know what to do when something inevitably goes wrong. 

John is an illustrator with over 30 years experience in both traditional and digital media. He staffed a caricaturist booth for several years with a comic-book group in Denver, Co. They created what they referred to as "comic-a-tures”: caricatures in the form of a comic strip. John is a published cartoonist and comic book artist. Over the years, he has been a production artist for a major metro newspaper, The Rock Mountain News; a graphics Illustrator for the U.S. Air Force; an interactive media developer for online education; a multimedia artist at Talking Dog Media, where it was encouraged to bring your dog to work; and an artist for a gaming company that specialized in localizing games for foreign and local markets. He currently runs his own business, Johnny Mac Studios, where his clients include Starbucks, Microsoft, Getty Images, and Precor. 

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