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COVID Situation Causes Confusions

Posted Aug 2020

Oh my goodness. These days are like crazy for us Artists. I used to check Every Day for what's coming up, but COVID put a damper on things. So there I was, 2am last night, ready to end my day, when I remembered I wanted to check on when my Next booked Event will be. So I dragged myself back to my office to check my list ~ even though I figured it would be in about a Month. Since I just drew Caricatures at a Party last weekend.

Oh my goodness. Egads, egads. Dare I go to sleep? I saw that I had booked a Baptism for Tomorrow! Tomorrow! It had been Rescheduled from a previous date ~ because of the Pandemic.

So, oh ~ I just did much less than half of the stuff that I planned to do today ~ then turned my attention to tomorrow's Gig. What to do first? Clothes?? Supplies? Draw on Paper???

That's what I did. Looked online for a Reference Photo of a Baby Boy, and drew a Very Quick Caricature. It worked out great. So easy for me. I got right into it. Maybe I'll come back in with Color later, but for now..... Posting on my website. I like my Readers. I think of you often.

and I do have Supplies the Supplies that I had put together previously Before the original date had to be changed. Once I realized that I'd just have to Revamp that, I felt like I had a little more time to practice a Group Caricature for the Baptism.

So Online I went. I found a quick Reference Photo of 5 people together. Figured I'd draw the Baby first. But oh no. This was not useable. (That's the bottom face on the 2nd picture here). So I did some troubleshooting with my technique, and drew it much better ~ but using up the space where I planned on drawing the other people gotta go now

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The Difference Between Drawing Alone or Entertaining People

Posted Aug 2020

Here I am again ~ Drawing a#Party Style Caricature Quickly. Not.

Based on a Reference Photo of a woman that I drew in person at a previous Event. I just get so into my picture. When I'm home.

But I know how the people affect me when I'm drawing at an Event. Then I can count on my automatic drawing, so I can focus more on the People than on the drawing. So the drawing will go faster. There.

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What People Want

Posted Aug 2020

today i felt curious to fuss around with the extra Coloring that I posted back on June 3, 2020. Onto a Caricature that I actually drew At a Party.

Since I didn't have the Original, I scanned the photo of it into Gimp and made it all Gray. Then I changed the levels so I could print it out as uncolored Lines on white paper.

I spent more time playing around with the Colors than I intended. Not going to be useful at a Party.

So I printed out the linework again, and Colored it more simply, but it still took longer than what I actually did at the Party.

My Party Experience indicates that people are just as happy with the first one that I actually colored At the Party ~ where they are more interested in getting it handed to them as Quickly as possible, getting a good laugh, and walking off to show it to their friends.

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Exaggerated is Better

Posted Aug 2020

I'm baaaack. Haven't even had the upcoming Digital Caricature Event yet, and I'm already flipping away from that Tame Style I had been developing for it. I practiced tonight with a reference photo from a Party where I previously drew this woman with Markers.

Tonight I wanted to draw an Exaggerated Caricature again. Figuring I would just pop right back into it, I drew the first picture here. It wasn't too easy for me, and it looks as fussy as I was feeling.

So then I drew the 2nd Caricature here ~ Extremely Tame. And I was figuring that, hmmmm.... tame is the way to go. Easier. And Better.

But wait ~ I was trying to Exaggerate while still in the mindset of Tame. I dropped it, and drew this 3rd picture here. Exaggerated. EXAGGERATED CARICATURES ARE MUCH BETTER

I know ~ Black hair ~ Maybe I'll Color these Caricatures some other time.

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(516) 579-4706
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