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Pretty

Posted 10 days ago

It's sad how often I hear "Make me Pretty" when I'm drawing Caricatures at Parties. Heck, even if I knew what You thought looks pretty.... or even if You even knew Why you wanted to look That way.... wasn't I supposed to make it look like You? So if you think you look pretty, then my Caricature makes you look pretty. But if you don't.....

I feel like what works in those instances, when a Guest requests that I 'make her look pretty', is to draw pretty Lines. So that's what I did tonight. Based on random photos (not necessarily pretty or not ~ they all had these deadpan expressions ugh), I intended to draw pretty lines. This is what I came up with.

Hmmmm.... Inspecting them, I'm wondering if exaggerations (like the big eye in the 3rd picture) do Not work with this line-approach? Or is it fine since I made pretty lines? What do you think?

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It just happens

Posted 11 days ago

Just messing around in the Studio tonight. Drawing a Caricature based on a random Woman's photo. Changing my approach, I finally came up with a good one

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It's the Journey ~ Not the destination. With Good Sight-Seeing along the Way

Posted 14 days ago

So let's see where all this lip studying has brought me. I drew this Caricature tonight based on a random photo.

I see improvement caused by the studies from last night. I like the line quality and understanding.

But I do have to say that I paused, and gave it extra time to concentrate on applying my studies. Just a few moments, but it feels like I wouldn't allow that extra time to myself at an Event.

I figure that if I practice it enough in my Studio, it will come out automatically when I'm hired to draw at Parties.

then...... I printed out several copieS of this linework, and I imagined different types of lighting onto them

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Anime Babies

Posted 21 days ago

I'll be drawing Caricatures at a 1-year-old's Party this Weekend. So I figured I'd look at some Anime for inspiration. Not that I would be drawing Anime. Actually, not sure How it would be affecting me. I just figure that Anime has a lot of Big Eyes that people like for their Babies.

Then I drew some random Baby faces just anywhere on the page. The first Caricature was still inspired by the Anime I looked at. I imposed those big oval Eyes onto the face, and it worked.

But it felt uncomfortable to just draw the same eyes for each baby. And the 2nd Caricature that I drew really didn't lend itself to that eye-shape. It still came out good, still looked like it was inspired by Anime.

Then there wasn't really any room left on the paper, but I wanted to draw more. I drew 2 more babies (small), and I dropped my Anime idea. It's a good idea, but it loses its appeal if I feel like I have to impose a standard Anime face onto each Baby. Babies, like all people, have all sorts of expressions and uniques.

I feel like it was good to expose myself to Anime. It might or might not affect my drawings.

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