Archive: 2009-06 5 - 8 of 19 posts

Fun

Posted Jun 2009

Having fun with the other Artists. Don comes from Michigan. He showed me his photo:

So much to work with here. I focused on those cheeks in this Caricature:

But I didn't think it was funny enough. So I focused on the eyes!

Haha ~ I didn't really focus on the eyes.....

I'd like to go back and try something else with the cheeks, but I really have to get to my Commission just now. I'm drawing up some Coloring Pages for a Clown. Someday, I'll probably draw those cheeks again. I like playing with the other Artists.

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Custom-Made Clothing

Posted Jun 2009

I recently decided that I needed new Specialty Clothing.

First, I drew Caricatures on the front and back of a tshirt. That's useful at some Parties - especially the ones where I'm hired to draw on tshirts:

Then I had an old jacket that I had been keeping in my car just in case a client surprised me with an outdoor Party on a day that I considered too cold (I keep sunscreen for the other extreme). Anyway, I was unhappy when I had to wear it because it was an old thing that I could 'junk around' in my car instead of hanging up like we usually do with our clothes. But now that I painted on it, I am not only looking forward to wearing it for those 'emergencies'. Now I'm thinking it's too nice to crumple around in the back of my car.

Now, this is something real useful. Laying on the chair in front of the picture is an apron that I prepared for the times I'm asked to walk around a Party doing Caricatures. The little apron has two pockets for holding my drawing supplies:

BTW, I drew the Caricature above to test out the apron. Nothing like standing up and holding your supplies to encourage you to draw real fast!

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Wake Up !

Posted Jun 2009

Here are some more Caricatures that I drew at one of the Parties in the previous post. Once again, please be advised that the Face-Painting you see here was Not done by me Alison. I only did the Caricatures. You can see My Face-Painting at facepaintingexpress.blogspot.com

I remember walking in to this Party. The Adults sitting quietly, not expecting to have fun for themselves. Seemed like they only expected the Party to be for the Children. "Hello. Wake Up, you People."

I told them that we were All going to have some fun now. Started drawing some of the Adults. Those Still-Life Adults suddenly became Animationed. Their eyes became vibrant. And the chatter got more energetic.

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Excuse me - Your chocolate is in my peanut butter

Posted Jun 2009

Taking photos of what I do. Glitches come up that you wouldn't expect. Here, for instance, I have some photos of Caricatures that I drew at 2 different parties.

I also do some pretty high-quality Face-Painting. So when I draw people who had first been Face-Painted by someone else, I usually don't even bother photographing my Caricatures. So as not to misrepresent my Face-Painting.

Both of these parties had that situation. The bottom 2 photos show someone else's Face-Painting along with My Caricatures. I figured that these Face-Paintings were so insignificant, that I might not notice them much. To see my Face-Painting, go to facepaintingexpress.blogspot.com

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