Class 4: do some sketches, pick the best one and do a value painting of it. I've been corrected that I'm actually doing a "grisalle." Regardless, these citizens were very challenging. I have only one sketch of each citizen that I feel is going in the right direction. Non that I am happy with. And I didn't have enough time to paint.
So I focused on the sketches trying to get something I felt bore a resemblance to the subject, while pushing features. Unfortunately I feel like I took a step back on these. Instead of a caricature, I felt like I'm left with a poorly done, very amateur portrait. Getting distracted by details. I'll need to find some examples of simplified exaggerated caricature and copy those some day. Very frustrating, so I just kept plugging along. It just means another breakthrough is around the corner. These are in reverse order. My final is first, and the first thumbnails I did are at the end of the post.