Sunday, January 22, 2017

Appalachian Gothic

At the end of the school year last year a group of teachers from my school decided to hike a small portion of the Appalachian Trail (I blogged about it here). We were to hike for 3-4 days, depending on how we felt and how much food we had left, since none of us had ever done anything quite like it before. The Goods are a married couple that teach in my school that were part of this small hiking group, and they're always up for an adventure!


While hiking I planned a lesson on making parodies of American Gothic and the Goods happily posed for a quick sketch to help me with my idea. They've done so many kind things for my family that I wanted to something for them in return. This caricature is my thank you to them for their kindness! I referenced a quick picture snapped with my phone on the Trail, a smudgy sketch from my sketchbook, and drew a larger caricature of them as "Appalachian Gothic". A little watercolor finished it off. Thank you Erin and Dave Good for being gooder than good- The McKee family thinks you're pretty GREAT! 

2 comments:

Karen Vasco said...

I wanted to know if my comments are coming through

ashcanworks said...

They sure are!