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Watching TV

Posted Jul 2008

So there I was. Just watching tv, paper beside me. What to draw?

First I drew a picture loosely based on some innocuous character I saw on the screen.

Then I wondered if I could turn him into a 3/4 view just based on what I drew in the front view.

Then I wanted to pump-up the 3-dimensionality, but the supplies I had there were limited. Still, it passed the time pleasantly:

BTW, if You (Dear Reader) know who said that quote that popped into my mind when I saw this picture's eyes, "If I have seen farther than other men, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants", please let me know. I couldn't think of it just now, and I'd want to give credit to the originator.

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What I'm Going to Do

Posted Jul 2008

I know. I know what I'm going to do. At least I think I do.

When I'm stuck out in the hot sun and color-sticks start sweating, That's when I'll easily switch to the Marker technique that I wrote about yesterday. It will take care of the problem.

And when I'm in an easier environment, I'll use the beautiful color sticks.

Unless I have some reason to do otherwise.

At least, that's what I Think I'll do.

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Samples

Posted Jul 2008

Oh My Goodness. Does it ever end?

There's so much going on with the Face Painters in Central Park that I thought I'd get an edge by including Caricatures. But there's only one spot with any sort of shade, and I'm not usually the one who gets it. And it's so unpleasant to try to keep those sweaty color-sticks usable in the sun.

So I remembered the recent work I did for the M&M's company. Posted here on this blog 7/5/08. Bright Colors! Done with Markers. Instead of the beautiful Color-Stick-Mixes that I usually use. I decided to make regular Caricatures using Markers only when I'm in Central Park.

And that meant New Samples. Once again, back to the Drawing Broad.

Here's what I made:

Good? Well, I was thrilled with them. Thinking of using them all the time now. And before I even walked out of the store where they were being laminated, I got a call from my friend, Subway. Another Caricature artist. And what's he talking about, but a new Color Scheme (with the Color Sticks that we usually use) that he says is just fantastic. Start with the darks, a brownish and a pinkish, then add the peach....And then,

I went online just messing around. Free time. Looking at pictures. And I see a fabulous way to color eyeglasses with blue and green stripes of color sticks. i could figure out how to do that with the Markers, but that gets me away from the Simplicity that I wanted to use the Markers for.

It never ends. New ideas. New pictures. More choices. I'm never finished. Maybe I'll sleep when I'm dead?

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My Star

Posted Jul 2008

I was teaching Acrylic Painting today. I got to work early, so I drew a Caricature from a magazine that I had in the car.

The picture came out fantastic! It was based on a photo of a very angry man. The first thing I drew was the Nose, and I noticed how very narrow it was at the top. And his eyebrows were pointing in toward the nose and:

I ended up drawing a Star! Right between the eyes.

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