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Digital Caricatures are Not for Outdoors

Posted 4 days ago

Awful experience I had today.

An Agent booked me for an Event mid-August. As usual for him, he doesn't tell me details until the last-minute. All I got was Time/Date/Town. And Digital Caricatures. Yes I'm available.

Then I realized that it would probably be Outdoors. Re Summertime. and Corona Virus. Outdoors. I'm guessing.

I hope it won't rain on my Expensive Equipment.

My own pricelist says that Digital Caricatures are Not offered Outdoors. I just realized that I hadn't made that clear with the Agent. So I took my IPad out into my own backyard today to check out the experience. Right in the middle of the yard. No shade. Because that would be the worst-case scenario at a Party.

I COULD BARELY SEE THE SCREEN. Because of the Sun shining on it. Hot, sweaty, uncomfortable. It took me 15 miserable minutes to make this first Caricature. Quite Unpleasant for me. And I wasn't even further encumbered with a Mask This time because I was alone in my own backyard.

It probably wouldn't be this unpleasant at a Party. I just feel like a Professional Entertainer should be ready to handle anything that does come up.

I've felt this sort of worry before, only to find a Much more pleasant situation at the Event. Because Clients are People, too. They want to be Kind and they want everybody to be Happy at their Party. It's just because I'm so Experienced that I can come up with things to worry about.

And what about Electricity? I'll bring a backup battery, and This upcoming Event does not require Printing, but.....

and then I moved into the Shad and drew this little girl. Probably not so bad, but I was already so stressed from the picture that I drew in the Sun, that I just forced myself through the drawing. Awful experience today ~ because I expect to Enjoy drawing. Art is for Fun.

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relaxing ~ coloring

Posted 4 days ago

I played Scattegories online with my Scrabble friends. I got to fuss around with the Color on this Caricature while we chatted. It's a flattering Caricature of one of the ladies in our group.

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The Same Person!

Posted 4 days ago

Going through unposted photos of Caricatures that I drew Before this pandemic situation. I felt chagrinned when I came across the Caricature that I drew in the 3/4 view ~ because it looked familiar. Concerned ~ was i actually one of those Artists who always draws the Same Thing? I never thought I was........

Then, laughing. Ahah! I remember now. It looks like something I drew before because it was the Same Person. Actually, two Very Different Drawings ~ of the Same Person. I found the front-view photo in a different post on my website. Apparently I drew the Same Person at two different Events.

always a Happy Experience

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I got real good

Posted 6 days ago

Drawing along last night. Trying to Simplify my Caricatures again. I wonder if you can tell where it kicked in. I wonder if you can tell where i got 'good'.

I didn't want to stop. I was on a roll. But I had to stop sometime.

Figured that when I came back to it, I would know the answers. But aghk no. Tonight it took me several drawings of One Face before it even felt passable to me. I was able to see the Exaggeration, but wasn't drawing it successfully. I'm not going to waste our time posting what I drew tonight.

This wouldn't be a problem at a Party. If I wasn't happy with my new Simple Style, I could easily flip back into my old Exaggerated style with the Predraws. And I would feel so happy with that, that I would wonder why I ever considered changing it.

But I love this new style

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