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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Caricatures!


I've been taking caricature classes in Korea and its been a blast. I've learned a lot about conviction through the line that you draw-how each mark represents a language that forms a story of a face.

Here are some examples!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lee Myung Bak




This was another series where I had gotten my kids to draw Lee Myung Bak, otherwise known as the president of South Korea.

This all started with my own caricature of him:
They were thrilled to see the resemblance and so I asked them to draw their own version. I did this with several classes ranging from 8-11 years of age. The younger ones didn't know who he was, and so it began to take over this completely entirely different persona. Lee Myung Bak became anything-the Everyman-and there's something about the perceptiveness of young generations and their own take of Korean culture that I had realized instead of me imposing on them.
I think parents later were worried that I was propagandizing Lee Myung Bak. So this series had to be discontinued. Enjoy nonetheless!



Student Caricatures of Wil Teacher

These are a series of drawings my students had done of me. Sometimes during class at the end, I usually have a theme of drawings and this one was just to draw me (ya i'm an egomaniacc) I really love these drawings and great memories. Also one of the reasons they didn't renew my contract...