Archive: 2011-09 1 - 4 of 6 posts

Custom Made Winter Jacket

Posted Sep 2011

Ahhh, I've enjoyed it for a while, and finally put my special Artist's jacket into a Charity box at a Walgreens on Route 105. On the way between my house and my gym.

Sooooo, if you're interested in how Special Used Clothing can be, the hand-painted Starter Jacket that I showed in my post of Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 is now out there in the World ~ ~ ~


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To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
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The Sixties - A Large Group Picture

Posted Sep 2011

Oh - I wish all my clients gave me enough time to do really good Artwork. So often, they're interested in 'draw as many faces as you can in as little time as possible so I won't have to pay for another hour'. Oh.

I usually refuse to copy other Artist's ideas, but in this case, I was intrigued - because the client was looking for a 'Sixties'-type picture. And that is so my natural style. The way I naturally like to draw. Pop Art.....Peter Max....Psychodelic......Me! Alison Gelbman.

He asked for his whole Party to be drawn on one big paper - and he wanted the picture to "look like the cover from the Sargent Pepper Album (Beatles). Ummm, okay. Limiting (see my other wild Group Caricatures), but still interesting to me.

I arrived ready for Fun. Exaggerations. Style. But my client asked that I draw real fast - that he's hoping to get 33 people plus one dog drawn with the whole Sgt Pepper Composition (lettering, some bodies, placements). And he also wanted me to draw "Couples" next to each other. That didn't leave any time to let his guests 'do the party-saunter'. I needed each one immediately and with his partner. And since I tell people to Estimate ten faces per hour, I was forced to just get something representing each face onto the paper - No time for unique exaggerations. No time for banter. No time for the Outrageous Composition I wanted to do. This is Work.

The picture came out good. The people had a good time. The Party was successful. But oh, my client had no idea of what I Could have done.


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To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
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What is Art For ?

Posted Sep 2011

Art is for Fun. Party Whoop-de-doo Fun.

Caricatures are not like looking into a mirror. Not like tracing a photograph and modeling the forms based on highlight/shadow the way we do for a Portrait. Not the same pretty face for everyone with different hair. A Real Caricature Artist will be making a statement on what she sees. And it has to be quick. First impression, no editing. Because we draw one person after the next. "How many faces can you draw per hour?" is frequently asked by my clients. (BTW, I recommend estimating ten faces per hour.)

A Real Caricature is an Exaggeration. Here are some Samples from a 12-year-old girl's Party:

So get drawn. Have fun. Laugh. See yourself as a Cartoon.


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


Untitled

Posted Sep 2011

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