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Temporary Tattoos at Events

Posted May 2019

Here are some of the Freehand Temporary Tattoos that I made at a recent Event. The Guests were Very Happy with them.

They last about a Week. A great experience

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Honing My Style

Posted May 2019

Uh-Oh. Just a few hours before that Special Needs Prom, I decided to practice, and oh ~ this is what came out. Cute for sure, but I don't feel like this is what they're looking for this time.

It was coming out like this because I wasn't On my usual 'game'. I've been revamping my approach. So many different ways to approach a Caricature. I decided that I like to keep them Simple, but Also Exaggerated. I don't want to give up that Exaggeration that is the mark of a good Caricaturist. Without Exaggeration, without taking chances, I don't feel like a person can rightly be called a 'Caricature' Artist.

I was honing my Approach because I wanted to draw like the 4th picture here. That was my goal this time.

Aaaahh. I finally did it. It's a good thing I practice before I show up. Smoothing out the rough edges. Now I can draw Either way:

Aaaah. Aaaah. To cement this approach, I just swung into these next few pictures. I feel like I'm ready to go to work now:

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Pushing Myself

Posted May 2019

Oh ick ~ I don't feel like drawing just now. I wish I was sleeping.

But I figured out how to post my daily drawing here ~ while my regular Computer with PhotoShop isn't available ~ Here is just a quick photo from my phone. I feel like it's time to get back to that daily drawing.

So for tonight, ick, I just scribbled out a girl's face onto one of my Predrawn Body/Hobbies for tomorrow's first Caricature event. To try it out. Ick predrawn Body/Hobby. The predraw came out quite fine, but using it is.... well... you know how it is.

I hope I have time to try out my other Predrawns before the Party too. Because I did learn a lot by doing this one here tonight. Client requested that I prepare Milkshakes for the Girls.

Here's what I learned:

  1. Ick what to do with that Predrawn Straw. it landed right at her cheek. Well, I guess none of the girl will have their heads straight up on this Predrawn Body/Hobby. Neck will always have to angle toward the center of the page.
  2. You can't see it here (I don't want to post my Client's Predrawn Order before I use them for her), but I totally forgot about the area where I had drawn a hint for the Whipped Cream. I just covered it all up with Hair. Sill looked okay, but.... Whipped Cream! I hope I can keep it in the drawing next time. Some of the times. It's that Straw thing that's really the problem.
  3. Don't make such dark brown for the shadows on the face if the girl has light colored skin. Took unnecessary time, and forced me to make the hair darker than I wanted to. Just use the brown stick gentler.
  4. Never use any form of Yellow for the teeth. I originally used Yellow Ochre because I was too lazy (did I mention that I wish I was sleeping?) to look for the Peach color. Luckily I had to accentuate the teeth with the black marker afterall. I wish I exaggerated the whole Caricature more anyway. This nicey nice stuff is dull.

Glad I got that out of my system. Now I feel ready to do better

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Boy's Communion Caricature Entertainment

Posted May 2019

We all Enjoyed this Communion Party ~ the Artist as well as the Children and the Adults. It was a good drawing day, and the Guests were quite open to the experience.

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