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Post 6286

Posted Feb 2009

Oh Dear ~ Where are some photos around here? I need to post some of the Caricature PAINTINGS that I make in the Studio

Be sure to tell the Artist that you want a Full PAINTING if this is what you are looking for when you Order Your Studio or Gift CARICATURE.

Artist: Alison Gelbman optidust@gmail.com 516-579-4706

Gifts, Gift Ideas, Caricatures

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Oil Painting Continues

Posted Feb 2009

It's in the activity. It's the action. It's the doing it that make it worthwhile to do Art. I am So there. So in the moment. In the Zone.

I'm really figuring out these oil-painted Caricatures. Here's my latest one - shown step-by-step so I'll remember how I did it.

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Cleaning Up My Act

Posted Feb 2009

I was just daydreaming over my recent pictures - that's what I do. Decided to focus on line-quality. Redrew one of the pictures that I just posted on February 16th. Not that there was anything wrong with the original. Just - what if - Just trying something Different:

That was interesting. So I decided to try it again. But this time I got side-tracked. Ended up redoing one of those February 16th Caricatures - which distracted me from studying Line Quality:

Makes me wonder - Do we ever really change?

The Answer is Yes! But it's not an overnight thing - not usually something like - "Now I'm going to draw like This." No. It's a gradual thing. As we try new things, as we think new ideas, as we practice. We don't see immediate Change any more than we can see a baby grow from one day to the next. But one day, we recognize that that baby is a lady. And one day we recognize that our Artwork is Really Good!

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Fine-tuning

Posted Feb 2009

Maybe I don't have enough deadlines or something. But I just spent my time dreaming about a word that I wrote on one of the Caricatures that I posted yesterday.

First, I was thinking that it would have been better if I predrew the letters bfore inking. It's always a toss of the coin during party-work - to predraw or not to predraw. So here I tried it again:

Eh. A hodgepodge. Would it be better if I decided ahead of time whether twould be AnglesAnglesAngles or gloppy curves?

That took too much thinking to be done in a Party situation. Oh well, Party Art is immediate. Fast and in the moment. The Artist has to let people really see her - unedited and raw.

But there are other options. Curly writing, of course, but that isn't usually wanted on Boy's Pictures. Calligraphy. I think that one of the first considerations should be Spacing. The Graffiti stuff I just posted above is tight. Perhaps I could use expanded simple letters sometimes:

Or not playing with Spacing at all. Not squashed together, and not expanded out. How about Speed and Bravado:

It's all good. Then I got to designing something that Looks like the meaning of the word? With Line-Quality:

That doesn't look like the meaning of the word. But I feel finished - Don't feel like working on it any more. Just now.

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