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Photographing my Pictures

Posted 20 hours ago

I drew this Caricature on Shiny Paper. Shiny Glossy White Paper. I like the Feel of how the Marker Glides on Shiny Glossy Paper.

But which is the better way to Photograph it? I wish the Photo just looked like the thing I was photographing. I wish the Paper in the Photo looked like it was the Same Color as the Color of the Paper that I chose. But no. Doesn't work like that.

The photo that looks like the paper has a Pinkish tinge ~ that one was Unmaninpulated ~ Photographed with the ORIGINAL Setting on my Phone. Probably picks up the Warm Tones of the Lightbulb in this office.

The photo that looks like the paper has a Bluish tinge ~ that one was done with the Setting called VIVID COOL.

I feel like the photograph done with the ORIGINAL Setting ~ looks warmer, nicer, more approachable. A person might prefer to see himself in this light.

I feel like the photograph done with the VIVID COOL Setting would more likely be described as being on White Paper. Looks cleaner, fresher, newer.

So I don't know which is the better way to Photograph it. But I feel soooo glad that I'm writing about it here. Because I can Finally let go of my Angst about this issue ~ trying it both ways, looks looking trying to figure out which photo to post. I now see that IT USUALLY DOESN'T MATTER WHICH ONE I CHOOSE. They're both good. Different, but good. and if there is some reason why I want this Setting or That Setting, I now know a little more about Photography

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Shiny Materials

Posted 3 days ago

My house has piles and piles of papers all over it just now. Even much more than it usually has ~ never thought that was possible. But I needed work done on the heating system, so the plumber needs access to All the radiators at one time. Including the one that (used to be but im getting new shelves build so it wouldn't obliterate the radiator anymore) is in my Studio. Where I had folders of all the kinds of papers that I pre-prepared for gigs.

I used to do a Lot of Portraits and Alla Prima Paintings (I love Oil Paints). But many years ago, I threw out a room-full of those Paintings because I needed the space for my Party Caricatures. And now that we're tearing apart the whole space egads egads, more old Paintings are surfacing. Intriguing me.

Like this one. I remember what I was doing at that time. This was just a study of a Shiny Cup ~ because I wanted to understand how to make my Portraits Glow. Crudely done, but I like it. Especially the base of the cup and the little plate that it is on

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Loops and Scribbles

Posted 3 days ago

I never know where my studies will take me. Tonight I sat down to draw Lines with my Markers (as usual). But I noticed my Color Sticks here ~ Perhaps it would be a good idea to draw (wide-line) Shapes with Those instead.

I tried different Pressures. Nope.

I tried different Papers. Nope Nope.

Maybe I should stop using the Side of the stick. Maybe I should Color Color Color real fast with the Point of the stick. Well.... a little better.... a little smoother...... but I cuts into my mojo.

Perhaps I should use those Artist Chalks that I bought many years ago, but never used. No ~ I still feel like those add to the Show because people don't usually Color with their Gloved Fingers ~ but the actual picture comes out looking Wishy-Washy and it can get on people's Clothing.

Back to the Color Sticks. Perhaps there's a Colorless Blender around here ~ like I'd have time to do That at a Party. But no ~ I was never into that. So I tried to smooth the Color with a Wax Candle. That didn't work. Then ~ hahaha ~ I decided to just make Scribbles of Color with the Point of the Color Sticks (and a Few Small Side-Swipes) ~ and I developed this Playful Color Application. Looks Happy.

What a Surprise. As usual, I don't know where my studies will take me.

I don't see myself using this regularly at Events, but I just Might swing into it once in a while. Makes a Unique and Happy Caricature.

Oooh ~ almost 3 am ~ I'm feeling Loopy (Tired)

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Loosening Up

Posted 3 days ago

I've been handling FACE PAINTING Events for the past week. Gotta get back into CARICATURES for tomorrow's Event.

So I used a photo from a previous event as Reference, and I drew it again now. Just to loosen up and get back into CARICATURING. So I picked up a scrap paper (wrong colored paper for This CARICATURE), and an old marker that I would never use at an actual Event, and I drew this picture. I love it. I'm back in my Zone

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