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Posted Jul 2008

Oh My Goodness. Does it ever end?

There's so much going on with the Face Painters in Central Park that I thought I'd get an edge by including Caricatures. But there's only one spot with any sort of shade, and I'm not usually the one who gets it. And it's so unpleasant to try to keep those sweaty color-sticks usable in the sun.

So I remembered the recent work I did for the M&M's company. Posted here on this blog 7/5/08. Bright Colors! Done with Markers. Instead of the beautiful Color-Stick-Mixes that I usually use. I decided to make regular Caricatures using Markers only when I'm in Central Park.

And that meant New Samples. Once again, back to the Drawing Broad.

Here's what I made:

Good? Well, I was thrilled with them. Thinking of using them all the time now. And before I even walked out of the store where they were being laminated, I got a call from my friend, Subway. Another Caricature artist. And what's he talking about, but a new Color Scheme (with the Color Sticks that we usually use) that he says is just fantastic. Start with the darks, a brownish and a pinkish, then add the peach....And then,

I went online just messing around. Free time. Looking at pictures. And I see a fabulous way to color eyeglasses with blue and green stripes of color sticks. i could figure out how to do that with the Markers, but that gets me away from the Simplicity that I wanted to use the Markers for.

It never ends. New ideas. New pictures. More choices. I'm never finished. Maybe I'll sleep when I'm dead?

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The UnSung Heroes

Posted Jul 2008

Of course, I felt special when the woman in the restaurant recognized me. "You were the one from the Communion...." "Such Talent..." all that sort of stuff. This time the woman's name was Elaine. And she was an absolute doll:

But I had noticed Elaine before she spoke to me. I thought she was a stranger as I had passed Elaine as I walked up a ramp to get in to the diner. She had been helping a man in a wheelchair (with a breathing tank). While I ate my dinner, Elaine barely had a bite. She was busy relating to the man she was with. Encouraging him, reading the newspaper to him....Just being delightful.

Since I had made a comment about being famous when Elaine recognized me, watching her made me think about all the Unsung Heroes in this world. The people who uplift others, who tell a stranger how special she is, who kindly help people who are in their lives. People who seem to exist just to admire and appreciate others. I'm so impressed with the Elaines of this world.

BTW, here's a picture of another boy I had drawn in the diner that day. A stranger. I liked his confident attitude. He too might have been one of the strengths of this world. Who knows? I just love people:

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Wedding Caricatures

Posted Jul 2008

I stretched my boundaries for this one. Usually working on Cardstock, this commission requested Foam-core board. Larger. And aghk! A rush job. Had to be done overnight, and I find out that prismacolor sticks are not going to work on the foam-core board!

I was told that this would be displayed at a wedding - and they wanted an Oriental theme - and the color scheme-red. Okay. I'll do something. Ummmmm. This is what real Artwork is about. Each picture that's another Challenge brings the Artist up a notch. I bought red foam-core-board and drew the picture with a Silver Sharpie. Oh ~ It was so difficult to keep that Sharpie working on the Foam Core Board. If my client had given me more time to do the job, I wouldn't have had to make the impossible work:

Uh-oh. What if that wouldn't be appropriate to display?

I decided to make it a surprise just for the insiders. And I drew the following picture on the other side of the same Foamcore board. It was white. I used the few colored Chartpaks that I had here. Stores were not open, and there's no time to order supplies on-line for an Overnight Rush Job:

Whew. I met the deadline. BTW, here's the reference photo I was working from:

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My Star

Posted Jul 2008

I was teaching Acrylic Painting today. I got to work early, so I drew a Caricature from a magazine that I had in the car.

The picture came out fantastic! It was based on a photo of a very angry man. The first thing I drew was the Nose, and I noticed how very narrow it was at the top. And his eyebrows were pointing in toward the nose and:

I ended up drawing a Star! Right between the eyes.

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