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Early Morning Event

Posted 7 days ago

Good Morning ~ Whoah ~ Before I even did my Warm Ups, by Client was ready for her Fashion Sketch. I felt like I was flung into the water, and I started Sw-iiii-mmmmm-ing. Here's the first one I did. Early in the morning Wow

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Better Zoftik Women Sketches

Posted 14 days ago

Getting my feet wet for tomorrow. Okay I practiced drawing Fashion Sketches on Large-Sized People. The Plus Department. For tomorrow's Event. I wanted to practice ~ Because my Client sent me an email just before I left for the Dentist today ~ with Samples of How she wants me to use the Colored Markers.

I didn't know I needed Colored Markers for this last minute Event. While I do feel like Markers would usually be the way to go on Fashion Sketches, I don't automatically have them in my Studio. Because I Usually do Caricatures. With Color Sticks. I only handle about One Fashion Sketch Event per Month. And I'm usually given enough time to go out and buy Fresh Juicy Markers just before the Event. I like that.

Luckily, I did have some decent Colored Markers here. Limited Colors, but enough to handle tomorrow's Event. So I brought them along to the Dentist ~ planning on checking out my Client's instructions while I was in the Waiting Room.

But the Dentist didn't keep me waiting at all. I had arrived late to the Dentist because I had to look for my Markers and change some other things that I had already prepared for tomorrow's

Client. Who had just sent me last minute changes oh.

But things always turn out well for me (and by extension, they turn out well for my Clients also). There was a Huge Thunderstorm as soon as I finished at the Dentist. I waited for it to pass ~ for Safer Driving. I just sat in my car drawing with the Markers that I had brought along. I just Found some time to get ready to handle these last-minute instructions. There was nothing else that I wanted to do at that time. I'll post those pictures here. Two slightly Zoftik Women. (Then I took a break to watch a You Tube. Nothing serious, but I drew a Fashion Sketch of a skinny Chiropractor. I do hope tomorrow's Guests actually wear some Designer type FFASHEEYONSS

I might have felt scared ~ from the LOUD THUNDER CRACKING through the Rain Deluge. Right after leaving the dentist ~ still numb from the Novacaine Experience because of all the Drilling and Popping and Muchering and Shots. But I wasn't. It felt Calm and Peaceful in my Car in comparison to the Storm that swirled around it.

It sure is helpful that I Trust the Lord to lead me along

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Wider Fashion Sketches

Posted 15 days ago

Well blow me away ~ This was Fun.

Today is Wednesday. After midnight, so officially actually Thursday already. And I was just told that Friday's FASHION SKETCH Event will be for Fuller Figured Women.

So I figured that a quick way to check it out would be to go back into the Fashion Sketches that I recently posted on August 29, 2018 ~ to see how I might draw them as Larger Women. This was my First Pass at it. Still much to work on ~ and I figure that they wouldn't be wearing This particualr outfit ~ but oh just thinking about how to do this is So Much Fun! I feel So Interested.

I'll have to see just how far I should go with this stuff. And get my head back into the approach that I was tapping into on August 29th. Because this is the Event that ordered "Not too Cartoony".

still.... just with this first attempt, I'f feeling like I want to try Thicker Legs. Maybe bigger solider hands. Oh so much to do for a Serious Artist

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It's a Process

Posted 23 days ago

I took a personal evening. Went out to Dinner and Dancing. Just before I left, I found an email from my Agent requesting Fashion Sketch Samples for a Client that we would want to get right back to. No big deal ~ I could just send some Fashion Sketches that I previously made. But it's not as easy as that. She said he wants a different Style than I usually draw. She said No enlarged head and Not cartoony.

I could do that. I Enjoy doing that too. Fashion Sketches, as well as Caricatures, are Exaggerations. But a completely different kind. A completely different mindset. I used to do lots of those.

Soooo...... I got to work on them when After I came in from Rhumba Dancing! When I thought I was going to be ending my long day.

It started a little rough, but I quickly got into it again. Here's my experience of drawing Fashion Sketches tonight. From random photographs that I found on-line.

Having had so many experiences of Drawing at Events, I was able to impose the Reality of what would be happening at the Event. I am a Party Artist. Guests don't have to be professional Models. They don't have to stay perfectly still. I knew I would be working with happy moving Guests and I would only have about 6 minutes to Complete each drawing.

At first, I had some ostentatious ideas about flowing lines blah blah blah. Then Reality set in as I tried to draw the tough pose of the first girl. It was Not a graceful pose. This is actually my 2nd pass on this one. I was copying the pose while trying Not to use things like negative spaces or being too literal ~ because that's how it will be at the Event. This picture was feeling stiff and I was doing too much thinking:

For my 2nd picture, I decided to make up my own pose. But I felt like I was strangling this one too. Came out okaaaayyyy, but it took too long. And it still has a stiff feel to it. I was thinking that I would know what I'm doing before the Event, but for now, I was trying to 'ready-design' at the same time as I was drawing:

This 3rd picture is a mix of the first 2 approaches. BTW ~ this was the last leg (hahaha ~ I made a pun) ~ This was the last leg for this blue Marker. I could barely finish the pants. I'll get my better Supplies together before I go to this Event.

I was still feeling stiff with this 3rd drawing:

So I decided to try the same Reference Photo again. Ahah ~ The change is happening. I'm loosening up. I'm Enjoying Drawing these Fashion Sketches now. This is when I remembered the feel of how I used to make FASHION SKETCHES. The picture isn't as stiff. Now I'm feeling like all I have to do is to keep practicing in this Style, and I'll be fine at the Event.

The next picture might be my Favorite one of the bunch. At this point, I was feeling Very Comfortable. Very little in the way of Predraw. This sort of ability usually pops up when the Event is going smoothly and People are warming up to the Activity.

So I made another picture. In this case, a black Color Stick was more appropriate at some spots than a Marker would be. So I will bring Both Colored Markers And Color Sticks to this FASHION DRAWING Event.

I know that we usually get 'naturally fashioned' people ~ even at FASHION SKETCH Events. Many of them don't show up in Designer Clothes ~ but that's a Fashion too. And they all choose their clothes because they want to look good in them.

I also didn't want tonight's practicing to be only Women. So I chose a Man to draw next.

This time I went right into that smooth Fashion Sketch Approach. I was feeling so happy with the way things were going that I forgot about not getting Cartoony by the time I got down to the Shoes. This picture is still FASHION SKETCH Material. But if the Audience gives me the Wow Reaction that I usually get with my Cartoony Fun Party Attitude Pictures, I might feel tempted to Keep them Laughing. Getting Wilder and Wilder in subsequent pictures.

So for this Upcoming Event ~ in which the Client Predetermined what he wants me to do ~ regardless of what feels most Entertaining in the Moment ~ for This upcoming Event ~ I would have to tighten up on the Next Drawing. Hopefully not starting my process All over again ~ in which the next picture would feel stiff and I would be struggling to smooth out again.

If I continued drawing tonight, we could see where it would go. But I'm feeling too tired now. I didn't plan on doing all these drawings today.

Art is a Process. Interacting with people is a Process. It's not like we just press a button and creativity comes out.

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