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All Together Now

Posted 21 hours ago

It's easier for an Artist to draw one Caricature on a page, but I feel glad to draw Couples or Groups when requested. It helps solidify the connectedness for Family and Friends. And the pictures can turn out to be Such Fun!

In this case, the party lighting was Dark. It all felt great:

Note: Of course, it takes 2ce and long to draw 2 people as to draw one person ~ whether on separate papers or on the same paper. And when drawing them on the same paper, I need them both there the whole time ~ because I have to relate them to each other in the composition. Working back and forth.


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A Blast from the Past

Posted 1 day ago

It's getting to be that time of year again. As usual, I'm getting excited. Looking around here, I came across this Caricature that I drew at a Holiday Party Last Year. Oh I hope I see this boy again.

Update: Once again, I was just hired to draw at the same Company Party for this year's Party. So that means that I probably will be able to draw this boy again..... Hmmmmm..... will be interesting


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Happy Responses

Posted 3 days ago

Another Caricature Artist recently told me that he loved my posts that show the responses to my Caricatures. I felt surprised to hear it coming from another Caricature Artist because I thought that this was sort of 'old hat' to all of us. I thought that grabbing a few moments to see guest's thrilled responses so we could get to our jobs of drawing as many people as possible ~ I thought that those responses were universal. The way people respond to Caricatures.

Apparently not. It's just My experience. It's almost constant that people respond with such pleasant Surprise when they see what I've drawn of them. Happens so often that I usually don't even photograph it.

Having that Artist's latest comment on my mind, I did feel encouraged to photograph a few responses at that day's Corporate event. I love my life ~


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The Skin Around the Eyes

Posted 3 days ago

I've been studying how to Caricature the skin around the eyes. Perhaps called the epicanthus?

Even though this man doesn't have huge eyes, I felt compelled to use his eyes for figuring it out. Because his eyes feel sooo compelling.

Here are my attempts. After my first attempt, I felt thrilled with my new awareness of how everyone's eyelids actually Cover the sides of the eyeballs ~in this case actually looking almost glued together for an extra 1/4 inch at each eye-corner........

and once i managed to channel my own exaggeration techniques, i came up with the 2nd picture. This feels like a turning point for me. A day to note. Not actually needed for drawing this man, but the start of a new tool in my brain-kit. For when I Want to use it.

After that, I applied my insights (hahaha ~ a funny punny) ~ I applied my insights to the 2nd man here. I feel like I was successful in using my new insight in my linework for a quick Party Caricature. Yes!


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To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
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