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What's the Name of the Game?

Posted Jun 2018

Caricature. Isn't the name of the game Exaggeration? Isn't that what Caricature means??

Well, not really. The name of the game ~ when I have a Job ~ is to give the Buyer what he wants. Or rather ~ what he thinks he wants to have ~ and therefore what he orders.

My next Client told me to 'draw a little less exaggerated this time'. So that's what I will do. Even though I know that my Exaggerated Caricatures are super appreciated. Even though I know that the Party gets more lively when I'm drawing Exaggerated pictures. Super exaggerated. The more exaggerated, the better. And the Artwork is so much better when an Artist can really exaggerate. Shows so much more than eyes, nose, mouth. Shows more emotion, more feeling.

To prepare, I tried it out on a picture that I chose at random from elsewhere on this blog.

Oh, this is too good. I decided to draw an Exaggerated picture first. This is great! Then, I reined myself in. Filled in the 'face' blanks, and drew a 'less exaggerated' picture like I will try to do at my next gig. I guess it looks okay. And my client, not knowing what I can Really do, would probably think that this tamer picture Is exaggerated.

Ick. I've worked so long to be able to make the More Exaggerated picture. That's much more evolved. Much more Advanced. I hope that 3 Hours of the simpler pictures won't ruin me. I hope I won't feel too sad while I'm drawing them. I hope I will be able to bounce back after the party.

I will try to have a good attitude about this. Like it's just one more experiment. To see how people really respond, and how it really feels, to work like this.

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Getting Better

Posted May 2018

This is Communion Season. So I had been toning down my Caricatures lately ~ that works better for Communion Children.

Did one quick (No predraw) Exaggerated Caricature tonight ~ because I sure don't want to lose my Edge. Being able to Exaggerate is an important skill for a Caricature Artist.

I like what I drew. It's based on a random photo from this website. And I feel confident that I would have been able to get more and more Exaggerated if I kept drawing.

Good Night ~

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted Apr 2018

I'm glad I took the Defensive Driving Class today. I like to keep on top of things ~ I like to stay Safe ~ I drive All Over to my Gigs.

But egads ~ I was in School All Day! Really saps the drive out of you. I felt a little better if I kept my pen moving. Including some Quick CARICATURES of my Classmates in the margins of my Book.

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Perfecting my Artwork

Posted Apr 2018

Perfecting my Artwork. Determined to figure out how to draw this unique 'Mouth' (from an old photo here on this blog). There was a Lot to consider. In particular, this one really needed the Shading Above and Below the "Lips". And the squared-off corners.

When I study things like this, I find it has a positive influence on my Party Performances. Never a dull moment ~

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