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Developing my Style

Posted 1 day ago

So many different ways to handle everything we do. Here is a picture that I drew in my Time Off tonight ~ based on a photo of a girl that I had to draw Too Fast at a Party. I wanted to give it more attention ~ but of course a Party situation is not the same as Time Off for me. I feel like I keep my Party Skills fresh by doing stuff like this on my Time Off

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Whole Foods ~ Commack

Posted 19 days ago

Whole Foods Store today. New one opened up in Commack NY. Fantastic! This one is like being at home ~ but cleaner with no distractions and more food choices. After watching the new episode of Bunked on the Disney app, I drew this Caricature with an old marker that I had in my pocketbook. Based on a random photo that I found on the web.

Good experience. Sometimes, when you get it just at the right time, an old marker that has enough juice to make decent darks, while also having enough dryness to be able to shade with the same marker

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In the Car

Posted Jun 2019

So here I was. In the car. Warming up before going in to the Party. And good thing at that. Because I determined my approach for using the Hamburger Predraws that my Client ordered. The first one ~ where I would just have top of head popping out over top of burger ~ easy. Just use it when top of head works well for that particular guest.

But the 2nd one.... Oh ~ here's what I had to work through before I figured out what was going to work at the Event ~ where I saw a lot of Children running around on the lawn Playing.

First I tried a direct simple Caricature. So bland.

Decided to exaggerate. Too timid.

Bigger exaggeration here. This one isn't good yet, but now I know to Just Go for It without feeling boxed in or affected by typical Face.

I'll be Fine at the Party. I'm going in.

After the Party, I'll post some of the Caricatures that I draw there. On the Predrawn Body/Hobby's that my Client ordered. I feel confident

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Coulda Woulda Shoulda

Posted Jun 2019

Woulda Coulda Shoulda ~ I just felt glad if I got a second to actually See the Girl's Face while I was drawing her Caricature at this Party. But I was drawing the Boy several times throughout the Celebration, and I felt like I should be doing more with his Horizontal Face. I just couldn't get a handle on it quickly enough during the Event ~ especially because I was trying to fit his Horizontal Face with other faces in his 2-person Caricatures. (I drew the Colored Caricature At the Event.)

So I revisited the Composition again. The Black/White Caricature that I drew here in my Studio ~ No need to Color it because I was just studying the composition of the Design. I like the first design I came up here. Yes!

And I have some other ideas too. Like this Totem Pole Design ~ decent, but I'm not sure about what's going on in the middle. Maybe I'll work on it again someday, but probably not. More likely that the question will come up again someday, and I'll have a eureka moment.

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