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Graceful Hands

Posted 24 days ago

Recently spending time dreaming up Mermaid Caricatures, I felt inspired to look into Graceful Hands. At first, I carefully drew this pose with bent fingers. But too much care went into it to actually use it at Parties. Where things have to be done Fast. I Stopped.

I extrapolated what was important about this. I feel like it's the bend in the wrist ~ which shows the palm from underneath. Anytime a hand comes up in my pictures now, I might quickly jump into "To show the palm, or Not to show the palm" ~ that is a question. That would be useful for me in designing pictures on the spot.

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All Went Well

Posted Sep 2018

All went well at this night's Event where I was supposed to draw each CARICATURE as a Mermaid or a Merman. Tuned out to be a Beer Product Promotion. So I was even able to incorporate Beer into some of the CARICATUREs.

Here are photos of a few of the pictures that I drew.

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Quick Mermaid

Posted Sep 2018

Warming up for Today's Event. I practiced doing this Mermaid stuff Fast.

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The Unhappy Mermaid

Posted Sep 2018

Darn it. I have to go to sleep already. So I can handle tomorrow's Event. But I want to Draw Draw Draw. Still on Mermaids because it is required for tomorrow's Party.

This time I decided to forego the upper body. Just go right into the Tail. Then I decided to keep it black and white. A black and white mermaid.

and how about sticking this Unhappy Mermaid under the water altogether ~ unable to get where the sun is. I figure that could be a good reason why she's sad. Not that water is bad ~ but being Confined ~ unable to move out of your place ~ that could make a Mermaid sad.

I just wish I didn't let the sun shine through onto the bottom of her tail. I feel like that diluted the message. But that's how it is with direct unedited work ~ done with Markers and Color Sticks that canNot be erased. The immediacy of this approach is excellent for capturing action or emotion ~ It's just cooler than overly edited overly controlled pictures. But it also has a downside. Like in this case ~ the yellow. I wish I didn't put the yellow onto the bottom of the 'tail'.

and i feel happy because it's imperfect.

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