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Control Artwork?

Posted Jun 2018

In some ways, drawing Tame Caricatures at today's Event (as requested by my Client) was easier than having carte blanche. But in some ways, it was harder.

Even without my Client's instructions, sometimes I draw like this anyway. But it's hard to Force it. Hard to Control the Artwork.

A lot happens in 3 Hours. Here's one of the pictures that I drew. Along with this Guest's Reaction. Sometimes I would feel 'egged on' to draw Exaggerated Caricatures when my Audience started getting in to the small exaggerations that I was allowing into my Tame Caricatures. So I would feel conflicted ~ two different messages in my brain ~ I feel like it's more sure that I can easily get great pictures if I just let it happen. But I also feel thrilled that I was able to please my Client and his Guests

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What's the Name of the Game?

Posted Jun 2018

Caricature. Isn't the name of the game Exaggeration? Isn't that what Caricature means??

Well, not really. The name of the game ~ when I have a Job ~ is to give the Buyer what he wants. Or rather ~ what he thinks he wants to have ~ and therefore what he orders.

My next Client told me to 'draw a little less exaggerated this time'. So that's what I will do. Even though I know that my Exaggerated Caricatures are super appreciated. Even though I know that the Party gets more lively when I'm drawing Exaggerated pictures. Super exaggerated. The more exaggerated, the better. And the Artwork is so much better when an Artist can really exaggerate. Shows so much more than eyes, nose, mouth. Shows more emotion, more feeling.

To prepare, I tried it out on a picture that I chose at random from elsewhere on this blog.

Oh, this is too good. I decided to draw an Exaggerated picture first. This is great! Then, I reined myself in. Filled in the 'face' blanks, and drew a 'less exaggerated' picture like I will try to do at my next gig. I guess it looks okay. And my client, not knowing what I can Really do, would probably think that this tamer picture Is exaggerated.

Ick. I've worked so long to be able to make the More Exaggerated picture. That's much more evolved. Much more Advanced. I hope that 3 Hours of the simpler pictures won't ruin me. I hope I won't feel too sad while I'm drawing them. I hope I will be able to bounce back after the party.

I will try to have a good attitude about this. Like it's just one more experiment. To see how people really respond, and how it really feels, to work like this.

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from Italy

Posted Jun 2018

I have the best experiences. My job as a Party Artist brings me out of my house. I actually Meet the people who are around here. And sometimes ~ people from All Over the World! My pictures are displayed All Over the World!

This time, drawing Caricatures at a Communion on Long Island ~ I actually met people who had flown in from Italy for the Event! People who live all the way over in Italy. Here having fun for a few minutes with me

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Such Lovely Colors ~

Posted May 2018

I check Before Each Digital Caricature Event that All my Equipment is working. So I drew Digital Caricatures from Photos at previous posts on this website.

Success. Not a single glitch.

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