Tag: Caricatures at Parties 1 - 4 of 13 posts

Exaggerated is Better

Posted Aug 2020

I'm baaaack. Haven't even had the upcoming Digital Caricature Event yet, and I'm already flipping away from that Tame Style I had been developing for it. I practiced tonight with a reference photo from a Party where I previously drew this woman with Markers.

Tonight I wanted to draw an Exaggerated Caricature again. Figuring I would just pop right back into it, I drew the first picture here. It wasn't too easy for me, and it looks as fussy as I was feeling.

So then I drew the 2nd Caricature here ~ Extremely Tame. And I was figuring that, hmmmm.... tame is the way to go. Easier. And Better.

But wait ~ I was trying to Exaggerate while still in the mindset of Tame. I dropped it, and drew this 3rd picture here. Exaggerated. EXAGGERATED CARICATURES ARE MUCH BETTER

I know ~ Black hair ~ Maybe I'll Color these Caricatures some other time.

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I got real good

Posted Jul 2020

Drawing along last night. Trying to Simplify my Caricatures again. I wonder if you can tell where it kicked in. I wonder if you can tell where i got 'good'.

I didn't want to stop. I was on a roll. But I had to stop sometime.

Figured that when I came back to it, I would know the answers. But aghk no. Tonight it took me several drawings of One Face before it even felt passable to me. I was able to see the Exaggeration, but wasn't drawing it successfully. I'm not going to waste our time posting what I drew tonight.

This wouldn't be a problem at a Party. If I wasn't happy with my new Simple Style, I could easily flip back into my old Exaggerated style with the Predraws. And I would feel so happy with that, that I would wonder why I ever considered changing it.

But I love this new style

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Simplified With Exaggeration

Posted Jul 2020

Simplified Caricatures. I figured it out.

In these pictures, you can see my path.

The first one was an attempt at simplification. I didn't like it. So I tried it again. Still missing something. Third attempt ~ very ugly. Then I went about my Other activities.

Had a 2-minute break, so I tried to simplify again. I quickly drew the 4th one in front of the first 3 ~ but I didn't bother pulling up the reference photo.

Got back to it again now. Ahah! This one is Just Right. Exaggeration is still needed even when drawing simplified Caricatures.

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Photos of Reactions

Posted Aug 2019

Whenever possible, I like to take photos of the Reactions to my Caricatures. Delighted Guests. Happy Surprises. It helps me re-live the experience.

When I arrived at the venue/bar for this Party, I felt like it was going to be one of those Drawing in the Dark events oh. But no ~ as I walked in, I saw that they had an outdoor 'porch' on the water ~ oooh ~ uhoh about that too ~ do i have my sunscreen with me, or would i have to take the time to go back to my car to get it? It was like 100-degrees out there that day.

But no ~ not that either Yay. Turned out to be a great Event. My Client had arranged for a well-lit Indoor area for the Caricatures ~ her Guests could easily see the Activity from outside on the porch as well as from inside in the bar. It was all open so meandering back and forth was natural. And my Client kindly arranged for a Big Fan to be directed towards me. I felt so comfortable. I felt like I was able to do my best work, and I felt like the Guests felt comfortable and welcome also. Easy-going.

Here are a few of the Caricatures that I drew. And the Reactions of the Guests. I feel like it's the best way to really show Reviews. People having a Good Time at the Party:

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