Tag: Caricature ARtist 1 - 4 of 117 posts

Client who had a Magnificent Wedding

Posted 6 days ago

Review from: Latasha C. • September 16, 2019 4 out of 5 Stars:

Nice woman Alison was very pleasant and her drawings were amusing and we absolutely loved them!

Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com



The Stuffed Animal

Posted 8 days ago

I found this soft fluffy stuffed animal at the KMart that is downstairs at Penn Station's LIRR on the way to today's Caricature Event today.

Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com



In The Zone

Posted 10 days ago

I stayed up until 5am last night ~ working on that Pencil Caricature that I posted here. Not going to happen again. It's after 2am, and I am going to leave the studio tonight.

Even though I was Soooo into the Pencil Caricature that I started tonight. This time I was able to jump into it quicker than last night, because I had refreshed my memory about how to use the pencils.

But I don't have to finish it now. Time to close up for the night.

I do hope I get back to it tomorrow. I hope I'm still so in the zone tomorrow.

Next day: working on it again. Just threw in some Darks, and now I have to get some sleep. Again. Because I'll be drawing at an Early Event in Manhattan tomorrow. (That's today already).

I'm feeling like it's looking a little harsh now with these darks, but I trust that it will all fall into place as I continue. It's all part of the process.

Update September 15, 2019: Oh no! I dripped Water Droplets onto the Pencil Caricature that I've been working on. Bottom Left. Thin Paper because i wanted to have a smoother blending surface.

I tried to blot it with a tissue. We'll find out later if it's ruined

BTW ~ drawn on White Paper. Looks blue because my Skylight is covered with a blue fabric ~ something on my list of things i want to change ~ someday.

Update September 16, 2019: Still working on this Pencil Caricature tonight. I'm up to the good part ~ I especially like forming the Long Hair. I livened up the darks a bit, and I added a very dark background. So it's not looking too harsh anymore. Sometimes I feel like I like to do Pencil work the best.

But I probably would have put it aside already if I hadn't promised it to my Client. Because the reference photos clutter my PhotoShop screen ~ where I have to do a lot of other work too. I end up doing my other work on top of the reference photos all day long.

Happy to have all these things to accomplish. Happy that my Clients give me reasons to do them:

Update: September 21, 2019: Interesting experience. Since I have to wake up in less than 5 hours from now for a Facepainting Event, I only allowed myself 10 minutes to work on this Pencil Caricature. And when I took it out, I couldn't find the Reference Photos quickly. Because they disappeared through the subsequent jobs that I was handling with my Photoshop. Instead of spending my 10 minutes looking for the Reference Photos, I just worked on the Caricature without reference photos. There's enough here, AND I actually saw and drew these people at their Party, so I felt confident to just enjoy the Drawing experience. Great idea!

But only 10 minutes ~ I feel curious to see it posted here to see if we can even see any new development. It felt (well, not quite) as difficult to put down this picture tonight as it would be for an addict to put down his drugs.

Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com



The Easy Way to Draw

Posted 10 days ago

I was drawing Caricatures for a high profile Client. They let me photograph my Caricatures, but they wouldn't let me photograph the person I was drawing.

And then they clipped my wings. Funny that they were afraid of my exaggerated Caricature drawing style (that's what Caricature means ~ isn't it?). Yet just today, On the train on my way to this #Event, , I booked an even Bigger job with a different Client (Client #2). Client #2 specifically hired me because I was 'willing' to draw "deprecating" Caricatures of her guests (her words ~ not mine). People. Go figure.

Anyway, after I drew my first Caricature at this Event, my Client asked me to draw more like the other Artist that they had also hired. She was doing Simple stuff ~ sketchy things with the marker ~ Outside-In. Jut draw the outside of the face without exaggeration and then fill in eyes, nose, mouth. So okay. I agreed to do that. It would be easier for me anyway.

But I still used My type of lines. And I quickly discovered that I could still exaggerate a little ~ even with this simpler style. And my Client discovered that her Guests loved my exaggerations. Even though they were of course, quite toned down because I had to draw 'Face' instead of 'Drawing'.

This approach felt very relaxing. I did not need Any predraw. Here are the first few drawings that I drew at This Event. Simpler style, yet I still like them

btw, the Paper was White. The photographs look like they were drawn on tinted paper, but that was not the case. It looks that way because the Light in the room was Dark.

Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com