Friday, January 26, 2007
The Hall of Shame
In a previous post I showed some caricatures I did as gifts for retiring staff at my school. My cruel drawings are not only directed at staff but also students. Whenever we have free time in a class and there's nothing to do until the end of a period I'll pick a student and do a quick caricature sketch. This technique keeps my students entertained and out of trouble because as we all know idle hands are the devil's tools. The kid who is the subject usually sits very still and patient while the others crowd around with rapt attention. After I finish the pencils I'll complete the sketch with ink and post it on a bulletin board I like to call The Wall of Shame. Other students will come into my room at times and make a game of identifying who's who. It's great fun and it gives me the opportunity to stay in practice by doing fast, exaggerated sketches while maintaining a likeness.