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Some More from that Wedding

Posted Apr 2019

Such a Lively Party. Such Happy People. and there I was ~ in the midst of them ~ Entertaining them with my Caricatures

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Not what I expected

Posted Apr 2019

I'm always practicing ~ Something. Even though I never know what's going to happen when I get to a Party. And whatever I practice does help.

Here I was ~ applying my recent studies about a Special Needs Prom. But lol ~ when I got there, it was Not what I was expecting.

Only One person in a Prom dress. No flashing lights. Loud music that was Not tooooo loud..... Turned out that they had made a side Party for the Parents ~ and I was hired to draw Caricatures of The Parents!

Just posting one of them now. It was Fun. It was easy.

I hope I get a chance to post more of them later:

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Comedian

Posted Apr 2019

The guy was looking for a Comedian. I said "My Caricatures are Funny." He hired me. A Caricaturist's dream. But what to draw? Can I force 'Funny'?

To see how it might go, I Googled 'Faces of 30 year old men', and I chose the first picture I saw as a Reference. Because, as you can imagine, the people who post their Photos online are usually presenting themselves as Manly ~ these Faces could probably be used for the Cover of a cheap Romantic Novel. And I tried to impose 'Funny' on it. Hahaha ~ I'm laughing already. That's a Funny thing to do ~ not exactly standard Internet Entertainment. But here I am. And that's what I did .

But ummmm.... I have to draw Funny? I just draw what I see. It frequently comes out Funny because well, Sometimes things strike me as Funny. Sometimes it happens as soon as I see the Face ~ Sometimes it just Happens as I'm drawing along..... But sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes nothing strikes me as Funny. I can't control that. I can't Make it happen. Caricature doesn't mean 'Funny'. And it doesn't mean 'Pretty'. It just means 'Exaggeration.'

I tried to Make Myself see it as Funny. What could I do that would be Funny? I jumped right in and drew the first picture here. IglyAngulyAghkGakGak. I got myself in check. "Don't draw so Scribbly, Alison'.

Then I tried it again. The 2nd one is much better. Even though I did not see it as a particularly Funny Face, I managed to make it a Funny picture.

I like the picture. But I feel that ~ by forcing myself to come up with Funny ~ I took away any chance of it happening Naturally. Took the Fun out of Funny

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Thin Marker

Posted Mar 2019

Oh my goodness. Overwhelmed by an overAll sense of Loneliness tonight. I had planned on taking out thinner markers to draw Communion Girls in respect of my next scheduled Event, but I ended up watching a YouTube about Loneliness. So the first one I drew was the You Tube guy I was watching.

He really was that rectangular. But I don't like the busyness of the thinner marker. On him.

Then I felt ready to draw another. For Reference, I used a Girl who was holding an old Fashion Sketch that I drew at a Store Event several years ago. Just felt like keeping my marker moving. To see what happens when I use a smaller marker than usual. Because I wondered if the finer marker might be... well... finer ~ for the little girls that I would be seeing at a Communion this weekend.

In the first Caricature that I drew, I purposely Chose to ignore a 'rule' that a friend taught me many years ago ~ that no matter what I see, don't draw little children with big chins. Not too bad, well, maybe. If I was using my Regular Marker ~ but ick this picture looked stiff.

Tried it again ~ smaller chin ~ but something is off.

Two more useless Starts. I gotta stop trying so hard.

Yes ~ then I finally loved the last picture I drew here (the one with the Brown shading). A+

I used the thinner marker. I drew a little Body/Hobby with this picture ~ which is not needed for my upcoming Event (Yay). Wondering if I would feel pleased with the Caricature without the Body/Hobby. Because the thinner marker ~ finer being good for her fine features ~ doesn't have the pizzazz that I like for my pictures.

What am I doing? Drawing Girls? Or Drawing Pictures?

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To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com