About the Artist

 

Court Jones works as a freelance commercial illustrator and caricature entertainer in San Diego, California. He has done a lot of published illustration and concept work for film and TV projects, editorial and product illustration for clients such as Atlantic Records, Upper Deck, Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, The Washington Post, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Uptown News and Blizzard Entertainment, among others.

He earned his BA in Studio Art from the University of California, San Diego, and continued his formal art training at the Watts Atelier of the Arts in Encinitas, California. He has taught many workshops in illustration, caricature and painting across the country and internationally in Japan, South Korea and India. But began teaching regular courses in caricature, anatomy, illustration and portrait painting at the Watts Atelier in 2003. He has won several awards for his work from the San Diego Portrait Society, the International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA) and  National Caricaturist Network (NCN), including the top award of Caricaturist of the Year, at the annual NCN convention in 2005. More recently, at the 2011 annual convention of the International Society of Caricature Artists he won the higest honors in the master's division when we was named Master Caricaturist of the Year.

Court has created a couple instructional videos on the art of digital caricature painting which are viewable here and here.

Mad Magazine's Tom Richmond illustrated Court Jones on the cover of Exaggerated Features, the official quarterly newsletter of the National Caricaturists Network, shortly after Court won Caricature Artist of the Year from the National Caricaturists Network's 2005 convention. To read more about that, click here.

To download a pdf of the interview, please click HERE

 

 

Awards Court Jones has won at past NCN/ISCA conventions:

 

2011

  • Master Caricaturist of the Year
  • Master Caricature of the Year

2009

  • 2nd Place - Best Studio Caricature

2007

  • 3rd Place - Likeness Competition
  • 2nd Place Best Portfolio
  • 2nd Place Best Studio Caricature

2006

  • 3rd Place Best Studio Piece

2005

  • 1st Place - Caricaturist of the Year (Golden Nosey!)
  • 1st Place - Best Portfolio
  • 1st Place - Best Studio Caricature
  • 2nd Place - Outstanding Exaggerated Style
  • 3rd Place - Outstanding Black and White Technique
  • 3rd Place - Best Likeness
  • 6th and 8th Place - Caricature of the Year (for two separate pieces!)

2004

  • 5th Place - Caricaturist of the Year
  • 3rd Place - Best Portfolio
  • 5th Place - Caricature of the Year

2003

  • 4th Place - Caricaturist of the Year
  • 3rd Place - Outstanding Cartoon Style

2000

  • 9th Place - Caricaturist of the Year
  • 3rd Place - Best Likeness

 

Portraiture awards

  • Best of Show - San Diego Portrait Society 2011 All Member Show
  • 1st Place Honorable Mention - San Diego Portrait Society 2011 All Member Show
  • Honorable Mention - San Diego Portrait Society 2010 All Member Show
  • Honorable Mention - San Diego Portrait Society 2009 All Member Show
  • Peoples' Choice - San Diego Portrait Society 2007 All Member Show
  • Honorable Mention - San Diego Portrait Society 2007 All Member Show
  • Honorable Mention - San Diego Portrait Society 2007 All Member Show



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Email Court Jones at art@courtjones.com or Call the Studio at 619-579-7476 between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm PST