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Getting Better

Posted 26 days ago

This is Communion Season. So I had been toning down my Caricatures lately ~ that works better for Communion Children.

Did one quick (No predraw) Exaggerated Caricature tonight ~ because I sure don't want to lose my Edge. Being able to Exaggerate is an important skill for a Caricature Artist.

I like what I drew. It's based on a random photo from this website. And I feel confident that I would have been able to get more and more Exaggerated if I kept drawing.

Good Night ~

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Size of Bicycle

Posted 27 days ago

Here I am, doing Warm Ups in my Car before going in to today's Event.

It's an example of why it's good to image ~ aka imagine (or at least predraw) before doing body/hobby.

If I make the bicycle too big, it automatically looks Static.

If I make it the right size for the picture, I have room for Action lines

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Still Tweaking

Posted 28 days ago

This morning, I ate breakfast outside. I felt inspired to Caricature the Cars that were parked down the block.

We can Caricature other things besides Faces. It helps me see whee I have to pick up my skills.

In this case, I realized that I Must do my Warm-Ups. I must get that pen Moving. It's Speed. Which is affected by the Confidence of knowing what we're doing.

First picture shows my first pass. Good, but it didn't quite hit my mark. Then I did my Drawing Warm-Ups. And I love the following 2 pictures. That's what I was trying to develop. That's what had inspired me to draw these cars

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Wink

Posted 29 days ago

Lol ~ Tonight I agonized over a Wink I had drawn at one of last weekend's Events. I had communicated what I wanted in the Caricature, everyone enjoyed it, but I felt like I should be able to draw a Better Wink.

So I pulled the picture into my IPad, felt my own Winks in the Mirror, looked at Winking People Online, and decided that the eye moves Down while the Lip moves Up. It felt awkward to change this stuff on the already-drawn face, but I did whatever I could to remember what happens when a person Winks.

I noticed that the eye moves Down while the lips move Up ~ causing the cheek to 'flex'. Also affected the nose and the area above the lip and even the resting side of the face.

Then ~ just a random experience ~ I came across this Winking Man that I had drawn at a Party several Years Ago. That time, it had worked fine. I didn't feel like I had to go figure out how I could do it better.

It's funny to see that I had just lifted the Winking Eye Up that time. Apparently I had noticed the way the cheek lifted up when the man Winked at the Party, and that was enough to communicate the expression. I liked that. The Short Story.

So now I see from my Studying that Winking can be represented by Either moving the Eye Down OR Up. Either way is fine for CARICATURE ~ a picture that communicates without needing tedious reality. I could choose which way to handle it based on what's happening in the individual picture. But I do want to either lift it Up Or squash it Down. Just 'closing' the winking eye didn't feel like enough to me

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