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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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New Style

Posted May 2019

I feel so excited! A new Style of Caricature for me. Using Run-On Lines to tell the Short Story.

Took me a lot more effort than it looks, so I'm not ready to use this style at Parties. But I feel like it will help my Party approach ~ because it might get me accustomed to seeing more than one attribute at a time.

Tonight was the first time I drew like this. I'm hoping that Clients will give me the go-ahead to draw like this when they order Gift Caricatures or Illustrations that I draw on my own time in the Studio. Oh I wish.

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More than One Celebration in a day

Posted May 2019

2nd Celebration from yesterday ~ also sent me an Excellent Review. I feel so Happy. So Happy to be involved with Wonderful People. So Happy to be involved with their Joy

Dawn A
5 our of 5 Stars
5 Star Google Rating
Alison did my daughter’s communion last night and she was amazing. The kids and the adults had a great time getting their caricatures done. Alison was a pleasure to work with , I will definitely be booking her at my next event. I highly recommend her.


Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com