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I was Interviewed!

Posted Mar 2018

How and when did you get introduced to the wonderful world of caricature? Back when I started my career as a CARICATURE ARTIST ~ before Y2K if you know what I mean ~ I had no connections to other CARICATURISTS. I tried networking when I would find a CARICATURIST at a Street Fair, but not much came of it. A few Artist friends, yes, but no one even told me that it was called CARICATURE. I coined the term CARTOONICATURE, and I went out there with my PORTRAIT skills. Lol ~ actually holding my thumb up to measure sizes and angles while drawing CARICATURES at Parties.

If you could make 3 wishes come true what would they be? I wish that people didn't judge others based on how they look. I wish that people weren't afraid to look however they turn out. I wish that people didn't buy in to some 'Hollywood' norm that they want to look like. I wish that people treated Everyone with respect. I wish that people would accept all sorts of personalities ~ acknowledging all the parts of themselves as well as of others.

Tell us a funny story relating to caricature... Lol ~ That's a funny question! Since I feel like funny is all CARICATURE should be about! Playing and laughing.

What are your interests? Strokes ~ made with Markers or Colorsticks, Pencils, Brushes..... Strokes ~ made with Hands or Arms, Feet..... How my body works ~ Weight-lifting and Jogging.... People, TV, Movies, Music, Meditation..... Yes! Meditation ~ That is my approach to All my other interests ~ choosing my Focus. So many different things we can choose to focus on when we are doing any thing

What is one thing that cheers you up? Meditation

What does being a caricature artist mean to you? Being a CARICATURE ARTIST is to know how to really do IT. To understand that Real Art happens only when we are Really in the Zone. Pure Unconcontrolled Experience. Drawing CARICATURES is a time when I can practice that ~ so I will know how to do it when I'm Dancing, Loving, Eating, Talking, playingscrabblecleaningthebathroomsweepingthefloorsitting, answering these Interview Questions ~ Yes I want to leave my answer with that long runtogether word. I feel like it expresses what I'm talking about.

Who or what inspires you as an artist? I look at the Artwork by other Great Artists for Inspiration. Including Peter Maxx, John Lennon, Joe Bluhm, George W Bush, Daniel Greene, Kira Layli,, Charles Sovek, Andy Warhol, Angie Jordan, Keith Haring,

What is your favorite movie OR music? My favorite music is The Arkhams ~ I use it to jog. My favorite movie is Into The Woods.

What was your favorite toy as a child, .....or now? My IPad Pro ~ It's what I've always been waiting for! It's here! It actually exists!

What would you like to tell other Artists? Lighten up. We are just Drawing Pictures

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Studying Eyes

Posted Mar 2018

I loved the CARICATURES that I drew here last night. But I did notice that most of the eyes were just hints. It worked in these pictures because that was what I saw. Many of the reference photos were reactions that these people had when I showed them their CARICATURES, and most people squint away their eyes when they Laugh. I wonder why that is. I guess it's something I'll have to think about when I have a chance to do so.

Anyway, I decided to focus on eyes tonight. So I enlarged the photos of a few of the eyes in some of my reference pictures, and I just drew the eyes. Linework like I would use in a Party Caricature, but no real exaggeration. It's Study-time again.

One of the interesting thing I picked up tonight was to see that Not All of the Eyes have a highlight. Another thing to think about. What causes one person's eyes to reflect highlights in the Same Setting where another person's eyes to not reflect highlights ~

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Light is Faster Than Sound

Posted Mar 2018

Just look at how quickly Vision can Uplift a person. Just look at how quickly Vision can Thrill a person. Immediate Response the moment she saw her CARICATURE. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Too Many Emails?

Posted Mar 2018

I received a notice ~ apparently I had saved too many emails. This is a thing?

So I had to go through my emails and Delete the ones that had very Large files. I was able to keep Most of the emails that had pictures attached, but I had a few that had Very Large Pictures attached. I had to Delete them.

Looking through a few of them. Oh. I wouldn't want to lose these pictures. I remember drawing them. It was so sunny/hot. So my photos came out dull in comparison? I don't know how all this technology works. I just use it.

Better that they're Here on my blog that that they be lost among my old emails anyway

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