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Inexperienced

Posted 11 days ago

UPDATE: READ TO THE END. BY FIGURING OUT HOW TO HANDLE MY CLIENT'S WORK WITHOUT BOTHERING HER, I ENDED UP DEVELOPING MY DIGITAL CARICATURE SKILLS EVEN MORE. SO EXCITED WITH THE DIRECTION SHE SENT ME ON.

Sometimes it looks simple to do someone else's job. Because the Professional has already navigated around things that could have caused problems. That's what I'm dealing with today. Because my Client emailed me the Logo that she wants me to use on each Caricature ~ instead of just telling me the words and hiring me to design her Papers

I quickly did a ridiculously Simple Caricature to see how it would work ~ and a problem came up that would not have come up if my Client had hired me do the job myself. Perhaps I'll spend a lot of time to figure out how to handle the situation to my satisfaction ~ not reasonable to Require, so I'm only going to do what I can. And if I do figure it out, well, I will just be even that more More skilled than I am already.

You can't see the problem here because I deleted the Layer that had the Company's Logo ~ for their privacy of course. But I did have a problem come up with it.

What happened is that my Client had emailed me a Template to use as a background for each Digital Caricature. I sent the Template over to Procreate so I will be able to use it during the Party. But it came through as Black Letters on an OPAQUE White background.

It would be fine if the Letters were on a Transparent Background ~ That's what I'm trying to do ~ I'm trying to figure out HOW TO MAKE THE WHITE BACKGROUND BE TRANSPARENT while keeping their Text Black.

The way it is now, If I use it as a Top Layer, their Opaque White Background obliterates any Layers underneath it ~ so you wouldn't be able to see anything I draw.

It I use it as a Bottom Layer, even if I make my own subsequent Layers Transparent, anything I draw or color that is on top of their Logo (a big thing that takes up the bottom left quarter of the page) ~ anything that I'm drawing there obliterates their Logo. Unless I lower the Opacity of my Artwork. Which looks rude to their Logo.

It's the same situation if I just draw directly on the Layer of the Logo. Opaque Artwork obliterates the Logo. Transparent Artwork dulls out their Logo.

I can't just put a box around it and let my picture Stop there ~ because they didn't do anything like making it One Line across the Bottom of the page. It's the size of a whole business-card on the bottom of a 4" x 6" print. They do not want me to make it smaller.

......only One Hour later:

I'm on a good path! I changed her Template Layer to 'Multiply' instead of 'Normal'. Voila! I could see what I drew on Layers Underneath the Template Layer.

But And oh ~ the next problem popped up during my Practice time. It's a good thing I do this ~ so I can better handle whatever comes up during the Event.

What happened was that I decided to Yay get back into Exaggerations ~ So I scribbled out a pretty detailed Predraw for this Practice Caricature. But I made a mistake ~ the sort of mistake that could happen when I'm At an the Party. I drew the Predraw on the Template Layer.

So after I did the Linework on the Layer Underneath the Transparent Template (that's what the Multiply did ~ It made it possible to see the Layer underneath the Template), I figured I would just Erase the Predraw that was on the Template Layer.

But it would Not erase. I could erase the Text that the Client had sent on her Template, but I absolutely could Not erase my scribbles.

So..... I'm on a path. I'm sure I will feel compelled to play around with the Multiply Layer as soon as I get another chance.

Good Morning. I'm back again. And I FIGURED IT OUT! I can handle the Logo that the Client sent on Opaque 'paper' with no problems. I found out that I can Change a Layer to be Multiply even After I draw on it. So I will still have the Option to erase on it afterall

And to make things easier/smoother during event anyway, I made TWO Templates ~ so I can figure out which one is working better based on my mood (whether I want to Color Transparently or Opaquely. One Template has the Client's Logo on a Multiply Layer ~ and it has more Layers already set up as Multiply Layers. The Other Template just has the Client's Logo set up at Multiply, and other Layers set up as Normal.

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Review from Teenagers Party

Posted Feb 2019

So much fun Allison was great, the teens loved her and her sense of humor. She's very professional, on time and does great work. Thank you Allison, the kids had a blast!!

Reviewer: Lesley Cozzolino Event Date: February 21st, 2019 Services Provided: Caricaturist View messages Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

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Party Memories

Posted Feb 2019

When I look through the Thousands of Photos that I haven't had time to post here yet, I can still remember the Parties where I drew them. Even though I go to several Parties every week. Even though I may have only been with these people for 5 or 10 minutes. Our interactions still affect me.

I'll post one of them now. I drew this Caricature several Years ago. At a House Party. I was drawing in the Living Room. Practically everybody in this Family was Blonde and So Beautiful ~ and I felt very comfortable with them. I figure that if I can remember the Party when I see the Caricatures, for sure Party Guests remember the Event when they see (or display) the Caricatures. Good times:

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Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Party

Posted Jan 2019

Just by adding a Professional Party Artist to the mix ~ you've not only given your Guests something Unique, but you've also given them a 'Conversation Starter' aaaannnnd a boost that will encourage them to 'Remember Your Celebration even After they leave the Party. Sometimes even Years After your Party. Each Party is Unique ~ The type of Experience you offer Your Guests depends on which Images you offer. Just like you can choose a Pizza Party Or an Elegant Dinner Party, you can also choose Fun CARICATURES Or Insightful CALLIGRAPHY/GRAFFITI WORDS/NAMES, etc. It's more internalized by the Guests when the Party Image becomes part of their own image. They can feel like an integral part of the Party that You Designed.

CARICATURES

DIGITAL CARICATURES

FACE PAINTING

TEMPORARY FREEHAND TATTOOS (including Freehand Glitter Tattoos)

BALLOONS

CALLIGRAPHY/GRAFFITI WORDS/NAMES

FASHION SKETCHES

CARICATURES and DIGITAL CARICATURES and FASHION SKETCHES and CALLIGRAPHY/GRAFFITI WORDS/NAMES all go home with Your Guests as Party Favors. They are frequently hung on the Wall in your Friends' Homes. Your Guests will probably remember ~ for as long as the picture is part of their Every-Day awareness ~ what they were Celebrating when they got it. And when you hire your Party Art, you can even order a logo to be included for a small extra charge. That's something like:

had fun at
(Name)'s Party

(Name)'s Birthday Party
Date

fine art from
(Name)'s Party

Here are some Samples of Alison's CARICATURES:




Here are some Samples of Alison's DIGITAL CARICATURES:




Here are some Samples of Alison's FASHION SKETCHES:




Here are some Samples of Alison's CALLIGRAPHY/GRAFFITI WORDS/NAMES:




The BALLOONS ~ so much a part of a Party ~ well, they don't last as long. But when they're created On the Spot ~ During the Party ~ it's so much more interactive than just putting up a few BALLOONS. When the BALLOONS are created right At the Party, the Guests will feel like they're more than just decorations. Your Guests will feel like they are holding Party in their hands. And afterwards ~ we are intrigued to ask people where they've been if we see them walking home with the Party Balloons. Which, well, they only last as long as they will last. Here are some Samples of Alison's BALLOONS:




FACE PAINTING ~ Oh so Special when it's done right. You Guests can feel oh so Special when they're 'transformed' with the Power of their own images. Which can last all day (or until they decide to wash them off ~ Alison's FACE PAINTING washes off easily with soap and water). Here are some Samples of Alison's FACE PAINTINGS:




TEMPORARY FREEHAND TATTOOS (including Freehand Digital Tattoos) ~ Oh ~ you can't imagine how Glamorous and Special you can feel with one of these magnificent decorations until you've had a Real one done. They rest on the Surface of the skin, and can last about a week ~ lingering joy from Your Event every time your Guests notice their very own TEMPORARY FREEHAND TATTOOS. An experience they're not likely to have any other time. Alison's TEMPORARY FREEHAND TATTOOS look great while they're At the Party. And Your Guests can be blown away by the Wow when they see them the next day Out in the Sun! Your Party is the Special One. Here are some Samples of Alison's TEMPORARY FREEHAND TATTOOS:




That's Seven Different Choices you have to design Your Party. Let Your Choice Define Your Party. Let Your Choice of which Type of Party Art add the Character that you're hoping of for Your Party.

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