Archive: 2016-11 1 - 4 of 9 posts

Happy Responses

Posted Nov 2016

Another Caricature Artist recently told me that he loved my posts that show the responses to my Caricatures. I felt surprised to hear it coming from another Caricature Artist because I thought that this was sort of 'old hat' to all of us. I thought that grabbing a few moments to see guest's thrilled responses so we could get to our jobs of drawing as many people as possible ~ I thought that those responses were universal. The way people respond to Caricatures.

Apparently not. It's just My experience. It's almost constant that people respond with such pleasant Surprise when they see what I've drawn of them. Happens so often that I usually don't even photograph it.

Having that Artist's latest comment on my mind, I did feel encouraged to photograph a few responses at that day's Corporate event. I love my life ~


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The Skin Around the Eyes

Posted Nov 2016

I've been studying how to Caricature the skin around the eyes. Perhaps called the epicanthus?

Even though this man doesn't have huge eyes, I felt compelled to use his eyes for figuring it out. Because his eyes feel sooo compelling.

Here are my attempts. After my first attempt, I felt thrilled with my new awareness of how everyone's eyelids actually Cover the sides of the eyeballs ~in this case actually looking almost glued together for an extra 1/4 inch at each eye-corner........

and once i managed to channel my own exaggeration techniques, i came up with the 2nd picture. This feels like a turning point for me. A day to note. Not actually needed for drawing this man, but the start of a new tool in my brain-kit. For when I Want to use it.

After that, I applied my insights (hahaha ~ a funny punny) ~ I applied my insights to the 2nd man here. I feel like I was successful in using my new insight in my linework for a quick Party Caricature. Yes!


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Pleased Client

Posted Nov 2016

and once again, a Wonderful Yes Over the top Gracious Client took the time to send me an email after I drew Caricatures at her son's Baptism:

Thank you so much for providing such an amazing experience for my guests at Rocco's Baptism! I absolutely loved you and your work! I will be recommending you to everyone and will absolutely use you for parties in the future! Thanks again!

Love,__________________:)

We're all so busy these days ~ So much going on. And these sorts of notes help us feel inspired to continue. It feels soooo good to know that I please my Clients. While I'm happy to be there. It's what I actually Want to be doing.


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To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
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Christmas Caricature Samples

Posted Nov 2016

I drew Some of these Caricatures at Christmas Parties. Already posted among the thousands of Pictures here on my blog. I put them together anticipating this year's Festivities. Soon it will be Christmas!


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