Archive: 2015-02 5 - 8 of 12 posts

I'll get it

Posted Feb 2015

I feel like I finally developed the Best approach for Digital Party Caricatures. My first pass wasn't quite good enough, but I used the same approach on the 2nd picture, and

Voila!

I drew this on my IPad from a reference photo I chose at random on the web. Playing with the Colors isn't the right image for this picture. But the 2nd one has the subject's character. He looks like he could be on the cover of a Romance Novel.

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The posture of Joy

Posted Feb 2015

Yes ~ I particularly like to see how differently people use their bodies when they are just walking in to a place compared to when they've been entertained. Everything changes. The way they hold their mouths, eyes, posture. Arms. legs. Which way they turn. Forward, backwards, up high, down low.

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This is interesting

Posted Feb 2015

This is interesting. It's what it's about. How people feel in the moment.

Sometimes they arrive at Parties nervous, self-conscious. My first view of them might look something like This. I feel like they're covering up their naturally happy hopeful hearts:

I try to make them feel Welcome. They start to warm up. I show them what I drew, and then

WOW! You can see by their Reactions that this Party has just become Better. This is now a Great Party!

I feel so grateful to be able to see what my Caricatures actually Do. It's more than just a drawing. It's encouraging Joy .

Encouraging Joy. Even the word is interesting. The word Courage is in Encourage. It takes Courage to let yourself show. It takes Courage to let go and EnJoy. And of course, it takes Courage to be an Artist. A Party Artist.

Guests can't keep up their defenses when they see My Artwork

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Is Valentine's Day for Children ?

Posted Feb 2015

Valentine's Day. A confusing Holiday.

On the one hand, we have all sorts of Children's Events. Most noted was the yearly classroom activity of handing out Valentine's Day cards that was always done while I was growing up. Sort of like a homework thing in which we were supposed to prepare a cheap card for each person in the class.

But on the other hand, we're told that it has to do with Romance. Intimate Love with our Significant Other (apparently everyone Must have a Significant Other ~ It can feel even more imperative than getting our Homework done for school). Private.

I feel like the holiday makes a Little more sense when I remember the story about St Valentine ~ A man who sent real heartfelt Love notes from his prison cell. In That scenario, I can understand that a person might have a serious heart-yearning connection expressed just through the mail. It reminds me How Important marks on paper Are. How one heart affects another heart. Whether expressed through drawings and decorations or through the written word.

The Word. The Name of the Lord.

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