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Drawing on a Slippery Surface

Posted 30 days ago

Here are a few of the Digital Caricatures that I drew at a Gala Event. Easy Event ~ Easy People. But yeow I was required to do Walk-Around Digitals. Do you know what it's like to draw your lines on an IPad while holding it up in the air??

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Lefty Writing Continued

Posted May 2019

What a Fantastic Experience. To slow down and focus like this.

I feel like my Lefty Writing improved soooo much ~ just since Yesterday! The most important part of tonight's approach was that I DECIDED whether or not to slant my letters, and if so which way. (I chose 90-degree Vertical for this time). And what was working for me today was that I made my letters Bigger. And I did it comfortably Slowly

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another Google Review

Posted May 2019

Top Rating
5 Star Google Review
5 out of 5 Stars
Deborah Lena
Alison's work is fantastic and colorful! She was very professional, arriving early to set up and not stopping until the time was over! She managed to draw close to 20 faces in the 2 hours she was there and each one of them came out amazing. I highly recommend her and her services, as you will not be disappointed.



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Learning Something New

Posted May 2019

Another thing that I do every day besides Caricatures is to open the Bible. Actually, I do that 2ce a day.

Lately I've been going through the New Testament ~ writing only the Words of Jesus. Without trying for any special Calligraphy, my Handwriting just naturally took on different styles over time.

Like the first one here ~ when I was writing slanted and stretched. I ended up developing a different placement on the lines to deal with those hangy-downs that get in the way when you're writing on the next line.

And the 2nd one here ~ when I wanted to make my letters tall and thin (tired of the wide stretched outs), so I ended up making the short letters shorter. So the tall parts would look taller in comparison.

I hurt my right wrist on Tuesday, so I started writing Lefty. Even though I'm pretty much all healed up, I am still writing my Bible words Lefty. I like the way it's slowing down my writing. Still trying to figure it out today, I ended up turning the notebook over tonight because I felt like the lack of confidence in my strokes might be caused by the way I hold my left hand up in the air ~ It's different than the way I rest on my right wrist (uhoh?). Anyway, the notebook's binding got in the way of my pen-grip ideas, so I had to turn the notebook over.

Finished with tonight's Bible study, I turned my attention to Artwork. I probably just need Time writing with my Left hand (I've been writing Righty for Many years already), but while doing that, I figure it's also a good idea to practice.

As always, there are so many different directions you can go when you are learning something new.

Trying to learn to write Lefty, the first thing I did was to draw some lines with my Left hand. So easy, I printed some letters. Easy.

Figuring that the awkwardness in my Lefty writing was because it's harder to make Curves, I then tried some standard loops.

Then circles.

And I was easily able to write the letter a in script.

The problem came when I tried to connect it to another script a. By the end of the page, I was learning my cadence. It makes a difference when to pause (when I turn down from a point) and when to change speeds.

Moving on to the letter b, I understood the timing already, and I was able to get right in to it.

But can I do it smaller? Like to fit on the lines in a college-ruled notebook. Not good. Yet. I'm feeling like it has something to do with whether or not I can See the part of the word that I wrote already. I feel like that's why Lefties turn their hand over the top of the writing. Which changes everything I've been doing already. But that puts me back at square-1.....

Who know what I'll work on the next time I get a chance to try this.....

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