Archive: 2016-01 1 - 4 of 11 posts

Pictures from the Bat Mitzvah

Posted Jan 2016

This Party felt exciting. It was after a big snowstorm. Entertainment and food was prepared upstairs and down. I was set up in the upstairs atrium by the main party/dancing room. I think they even had a bowling alley downstairs. So much going on. These kids really knew they were At a Party. Protected and warm while the storm was outside.


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Can you draw us Faster?

Posted Jan 2016

Not an exact quote, but it went something like this: "Can you draw us Faster? Faster? Gotta run. And boy are we happy. This is great."


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Finger-Size It

Posted Jan 2016

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Multi Tasking

Posted Jan 2016

I don't usually study Caricatures at the same time as I'm studying Face Painting, but here I am ~ It just happened.

I usually make a quick symbolic hint of features to dream up my Face Paintings. But this time, I gave a little extra effort to the face-base. Curious about what happens when I shift the iris of the eye up, down, or to the side..... so many different placements and each one hints at a different character.

These iris placements would give different expressions on different eye-bases too. That's something else I dream about. Since I am choosing just One Expression for Caricaturing the person who is sitting in front of me, it's not like tracing shapes, not like a copy machine. Each decision that I make about placement and pressure make big differences in catching that expression.

In this case, I determined that if the iris is:

high, it looks sleepy

centered, it looks suspicious

a little bit Partway at the top, it looks the way a person normally looks when s/he is just looking around.

a little bit Partway at the bottom, it looks surpised (but i think i remember that completely at the bottom is too much)


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