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Calligraphy

Posted Jun 2008

Okay. Okay. I couldn't focus on my work (I really should go vacuum the car). But I couldn't just post the lovely writing that I used to study. Not without also posting the Graffiti Calligraphy that I'm just as likely to use on my Caricatures these days.

So I wrote a word with my Bubbly Graffiti:

And I wrote a word with my "Down and Dirty Graffiti", which I designed from studying the unedited Real Stuff:

CARICATURE Entertainment in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

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Grafitti

Posted Feb 2008

Yesterday I was driving through Canarsie on my way to Park Slope. Took a break next to a vacant lot that had this wall around it. I was inspired by the real graffiti there:

I tried to make sense out of it - Just what did this kid do? I decided that he squashed the drunken-styled letters together, and added 'graffiti-stuff'. I wish I had some photos of the big graffiti productions here to show you. I tried to turn this graffiti study into a production-type image:

Good - especially the Wesley one. But it was too tedious to help me represent this attitude (when appropriate) at Caricature Parties. So I went back to the original reference, copied it, and tried to apply That:

Maybe I'm just making up stories, but I wonder if Grafitti might be 'ghetto'-art. Crowded conditions, not enough supplies so they had to squash their letters together on the paper....

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Calligraphy

Posted Aug 2007

Yesterday I did Street Caricatures in NYC. You end up meeting people from all over the world when you do that. My pictures go to Israel, Australia, Germany, Italy, England, Korea, Japan, France, Ireland, Switzerland......

Yesterday, I was really surprised to meet up with a Graffiti Artist who was well known back in the '70's. Apollo 5 drew 'Caricature Express' for me, and I drew a Caricature that I gave to him.

Here are the 2 pictures he drew out for me.

Pretty good. So later, waiting for the train, I tried my hand at his style. Here's what I came up with. Lol ~ It still shows my naturally pretty Calligraphy. Sort of mixed with the Graffiti arrows:

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