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Simple Noses

Posted 3 days ago

It's happening again. Several booked Events coming up. Gotta get back into it.

Today I drew some Noses

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Origami is a Pleasant Diversion

Posted 9 days ago

My friend recently walked me through some Origami. I helped make several different boxes created as 'belt' designs that I am showing here along with today's box that I made by myself (from the instructions in a book).

Working alone, albeit a previous design on which I just assisted, I nearly gave up. Trouble figuring out how to make the 'points' that go into the 'belt',. But when I tried to photograph my angst, I was able to see a 'diamond-shaped square' that would be the top of the box. Success Wow I feel amazed that I did it

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Cartoon of Set Up

Posted 30 days ago

People aren't so panicky about the pandemic now. More Caricature Parties are being booked. So I drew a new cartoon to describe my Favorite Set Up.

I can draw with just what I bring, in whatever space is available. And I can't tell ahead of time whether I would feel like Sitting or Standing. If I'm feeling tired or if I've been on my feet all day, I can Enjoy, and therefor Focus to create better Artwork if I can Sit. But if I had a long drive to the event or if I didn't go jogging when I usually would, I feel constrained if I have to Sit while drawing.

There are benefits to both ~ Sitting or Standing. For example, It's better to Sit while drawing Children because it helps them understand that they are supposed to stay there. And Sitting also helps the Artist to be closer to eye-level with the Children, so she's not confusing her Quick image by looking down at the tops of their heads. But Standing helps the Artist's Energy ~ She can dance around and position the Guests clearly. What the Artist Needs to create her best work is to be in touch with her own inner energies.

I bring my Standing Easel, but if the venue can also provide us with 5 Chairs, that's Super. It gives me the flexibility to switch as needed

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You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
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If the Artwork doesn't please the Artist

Posted Feb 2021

Just messing around here while watching YouTubes. Drawing Caricatures as usual. Both of them drawn withOut a predraw, but one of them didn't come out looking Professional at all.

Hmmmm. What could I do if something like this ever happened at a Gig? I tried going back into it ~ to turn it into a Picture. I only used Marker and a Little Spot of Color ~ like in the Good Caricature that I drew today. Ummmm.... Nope. So I just added Lines ~ that made it look Scary.

I gave up on that Picture. I gave up on that piece of Paper. And I Quickly drew the last Caricature that I'm posting here today. I allowed myself a Little Bit of a Predraw. Aaaah. That's good. I like that Picture. I like that Experience

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To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com