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I can visualize 3/4 view even if I'm shown Front View

Posted Jan 2019

It's hard to do, but I can do it.

Tonight I wanted to hone my clarification between Tame Caricatures and Exaggerated Caricatures. I'm really developing a very good ability to control this. I set out to draw Tame Caricatures, and they stayed that way. I drew Tame Caricatures. Based on some Photos that I had taken at Events.

But they were all Front Views. When we're involved with people, they have a habit of turning straight toward us. I wondered if I could draw 3/4 view Caricatures even if a person was looking directly at me. It's hard ~ takes a little more time and effort if the Guest doesn't sit in 3/4 view when I want to draw 3/4 view. But I can do it!

Hmmm..... Sometimes the Caricature looks better in the Front View, and sometimes it looks better in the 3/4 View. I feel like the best way to use this skill (if I have the nerve to do it at a Party) ~ is to choose the easiest way to get a good Caricature. I would only choose to draw a Different View than the one that I actually see ~ If I don't feel like the Front View has anything interesting in it. Or if I'm getting tired of drawing Front Views.

I'll frequently make Changes at intervals throughout the Event to keep myself interested. Because if the Artist isn't interested in what she's drawing, usually nobody else will be either. This could be just one more of the many different things that I change up when needed.

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Horizontal

Posted Jan 2019

I just like the way the picture looks when I photograph my Caricatures this way:

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affected in Photoshop

Posted Jan 2019

I've been trying to Photograph my Caricatures properly ~ so they wouldn't have to be affected After-Event. Last night's post showed this one to be the Closest to correct ~ the Closest to showing that I was drawing on White Paper. But it didn't look like This.

Tonight I did a good job of affecting it in Photoshop. I'm trying to avoid this sort of extra work by photographing it right in the first place, but no not yet. At least I might have a better handle on how to take my photographs so the levels will be most likely to be easily corrected in Photoshop.

But who knows ~ It's a different situation each time. Like these photos were taken in my studio. But tomorrow night I will be drawing at an Event in a Dark Bowling Alley Venue.

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Fascinating

Posted Jan 2019

Tonight's Photography Studies feel Fascinating.

The one on the Glow-Orange Background ~ the White Paper in the Photo shows up sort of Opposite of Glow-Orange. I'm feeling like the best choice is the Dramatic Setting on the Black Background ~ White being Opposite of Black. A little disappointed because the lines/colors look a LITTLE washed out, but the most accurate one here -- No. I PREFER THE PHOTO ON THE BLACK BACKGROUND THAT WAS DONE IN THE ORIGINAL SETTING. EVEN THOUGH THE PAPER LOOKS PINK (Why? Why??), THE COLORS OF THE COLOR STICKS ARE MORE ACCURATE.

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