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Thinness. Fullness.

Posted 2 days ago

What we have here is......testing stuff out to warm up before this weekend's Party. The pandemic has really impacted Parties around here, so I felt glad that I was able to jump right into it when I wanted to be sure I would be ready.

For this upcoming Event, the Client ordered Black/White Caricatures ~ with just a pop of Color if needed. To increase Production. So I drew Just the Lines for this practice Caricature. In the 2nd picture, I added a little Shading with gray marker. I like the immediacy of the first one better. This time, I'm preferring Outline Only to Outline with Shading. Good to know. I'll probably want to keep it simple at the gig.

Then, just for my own study (there's always Something that intrigues me), I added Color. Simple. Basically just using Home Color in the Shadow areas. That's something I do sometimes to save time. It works, it gives the answers.

But lately (probably because of the digital Caricatures I've been doing), I've been interested in filling in the whole area with the Home Color, and then going back in with a darker Color. Takes more time. But I feel like the 4th picture looks better than the 3rd one. More Solid coloring.

But oh ~ what I was really testing was this ream of paper. There was a mark on the backs of all those papers in the ream. 250 papers. Figuring that it's just on the Back of the paper, I Wited it out. I wanted to see if I would still be able to use these papers at an event. Yick. It wasn't disturbing to color over that area, but I can see a horizontal rectangle formed by the relief impression of the Wite-Out area. Not very noticeable. I would feel really surprised if anyone noticed it without me mentioning it. But I know it's there. Feels wrong to have this at a gig. Oh. Dagnabbit. Well...... now I have a lot of very good Practice paper.

The last picture ~ finished up with a litl background Color. Yes ~ even better.

What I learned from tonight's expedition is that the most beauty is in the Simplest or in the Most Evolved. The ones in the middle are 'not really doing it'. Not really doing either thing.

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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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Learning

Posted Aug 2020

Still just Practicing my Simplified Style Digital Caricatures. It's a chance to try out new things.

I just figured out that it's a bad idea to use a ready-prepared Colored background when drawing a black and white Caricature. I hope I remember not to try That again. and what I see now that I post this picture ~ I should have Rounded out the 'forehead'

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Upside Down

Posted Jul 2020

Tring to figure out if these Caricatures will be posted Upside Down

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