Archive: 2019-10 1 - 4 of 20 posts

Anime Babies

Posted Oct 2019

I'll be drawing Caricatures at a 1-year-old's Party this Weekend. So I figured I'd look at some Anime for inspiration. Not that I would be drawing Anime. Actually, not sure How it would be affecting me. I just figure that Anime has a lot of Big Eyes that people like for their Babies.

Then I drew some random Baby faces just anywhere on the page. The first Caricature was still inspired by the Anime I looked at. I imposed those big oval Eyes onto the face, and it worked.

But it felt uncomfortable to just draw the same eyes for each baby. And the 2nd Caricature that I drew really didn't lend itself to that eye-shape. It still came out good, still looked like it was inspired by Anime.

Then there wasn't really any room left on the paper, but I wanted to draw more. I drew 2 more babies (small), and I dropped my Anime idea. It's a good idea, but it loses its appeal if I feel like I have to impose a standard Anime face onto each Baby. Babies, like all people, have all sorts of expressions and uniques.

I feel like it was good to expose myself to Anime. It might or might not affect my drawings.

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Fresco

Posted Oct 2019

Instead of getting right back to recreating my Palettes in Procreate, I started with a new app. Fresco. I felt excited with it because it is more traditionally Painterly than Procreate. I'm still determined to apply my Oil Painting techniques to the cleaner IPad. Here is my first attempt at making a Caricature with it. Painted alone in my Studio. Based on a random photo that I picked up here from a Caricature that I previously drew at a Party.

It did feel more Painterly than the Procreate app for sure. But I'm still feeling like I'd better to use the Procreate app for drawing Caricatures at Parties and Events.

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Updated Apps

Posted Oct 2019

Oh No! It happened! I finally did All the Updates on my IPad. And I LOST ALL MY CUSTOM-MADE COLOR PALLETTES IN PROCREATE! Gone. I had spent Hundreds of Hours creating them. (At least my Brushes and Templates are still here.)

Before attempting to redo my pallettes, I decided to give the Default Pallettes a try. They look pretty. The ones that automatically come with the new version of Procreate.

Aghk. NO Black. NO White. NO Dark Colors. And the Pallettes make no sense for a real Artist. No focus on the attributes of the Color Wheel. You just pick something that looks nice. Here's what I made. A Caricature based on the drawing that I did last night. I don't know if I'm going to redo my Procreate Pallettes or try a new app that my friend told me about recently.

At least the Smudge Tool at the Updated Procreate is working better than ever:

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John Krasinsky

Posted Oct 2019

What to do tonight? What to do? I'm feeling pulled to check out what's going on with my IPad, and I'm also feeling pulled to simply draw some Caricatures simply. And also how about some more complicated Caricatures.

This is what I ened up with. A simply Caricature of John Krasinsky (Actor from the tv show called The Office). Twice. Based on a photo that was posted online. The 'sloppier'one, more freely drawn After drawing the first one, is obviously better.

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