Archive: 2009-03 1 - 4 of 28 posts

Bloomingdales

Posted Mar 2009

I finally had a (cellphone) camera with me during a Fashion Sketch event, and wouldn't you know.... it wasn't my best drawing day.

My work is professional enough, tho, that everybody was thrilled with their pictures. And the woman in charge of these Bloomingdales events is hoping that I'll be available to do it at another one of their stores next week. So Yay! If our schedules mesh, I'll get another chance to do them - I'll be perfect next time - I just know it (Lol - and some day I'll be a perfect person.)

Anyway, here are some of the pictures that I drew today. They look fine. The drawing just could have been more fun for me if I was feeling freer:

What happened was that I asked the guests to pose on the pedestal with the other mannekins. I thought that would be a good experience for them - which it was. For them. But not for me. It was only after the show was over that I realized that it made it intimidating for me. And I played with the guests - had them 'strike a pose'. And that made me (and the drawing) feel controlled.

It was a very successful event. The guests really enjoyed what my client was offering them. But I like to do Best. Everything. For the client, the guests, AND myself. What it is to be an Artist. Why I do it.

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Bloomingdales

Posted Mar 2009

Bloomingdales hired me to draw Fashion Sketches tomorrow (That will be on Saturday, March 29, 2009). So that means that my drawings will be FREE TO THE PUBLIC. If you come there because of this blog, please be sure to introduce yourself to me! I can draw you in the clothes that you're wearing Or in the clothes that you try on at Bloomingdales. The Bloomingdales Store in Bridgewater, NJ.

I haven't done Fashion Sketches in a while. So I did a few Warm-Ups while I was at the Office-Supply Store:

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Learning from the Boy Scouts

Posted Mar 2009

Constant learning. This is why it's better to hire an EXPERIENCED Caricaturist.

I'll frequently Review my performance after an event. The photos help me do that.

In this case, even if I had had more time to prepare for my last-minute job, I wouldn't have known that I would have preferred making the Uniforms more uniform. I didn't know that until after I experienced the event. Well, now I'm ready for the next one. Almost. I still hope to tweak the uniforms, but I don't want to stay up ALL night just reviewing what I've done already.

It was Fun - to redraw some of those Boy Scouts from the photos that I just posted. Even though I was trying to come up with a Uniform uniform, I still had to redraw the Caricatures.

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Boy Scouts

Posted Mar 2009

Here are some of the Boy Scouts that I drew recently. Had to go real fast - so Outline Only was requested. They're okay. But I think the Artwork comes out better if I'm not rushed to Produce Produce Produce. Well, at least the kids had Fun:

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