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No Longer a Problem

Posted 26 days ago

Here's a situation that hasN't been coming up lately. Actually quite a relief. I miss Facepainting. I like to do that. But I wouldn't do Facepainting during this Covid-Pandemic because it is Hands On. Most people know better than to even ask for that.

But back Before the Pandemic, it was not unusual for a Client to order Both Caricatures And Facepainting. That's Great if s/he arranges for the Caricatures First. The Facepainting can confuse what the Caricaturist is seeing.

Not quite so intense in these pictures - the facepainter was quite tame, but you can see some quite Transformational Facepaintings at my own blog, https://facepaintingexpress.blogspot.com/ .Sometimes a good facepainting can 'hide' what the person really looks like. Sort of an exaggerated use of make-up.

Looking through some pre-Covid Caricatures today, I came across a few that I drew after Someone Else facepainted these people. I can draw them, but it is more difficult to Caricature people who are already Facepainted. So I appreciate it that it hasn't been happening lately. People have been ordering Only the Caricatures now that the Covid-Pandemic is lightening up. I feel happy to Only Draw on Paper until it's more suitable to Paint on People.

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The Same Person!

Posted Jul 2020

Going through unposted photos of Caricatures that I drew Before this pandemic situation. I felt chagrinned when I came across the Caricature that I drew in the 3/4 view ~ because it looked familiar. Concerned ~ was i actually one of those Artists who always draws the Same Thing? I never thought I was........

Then, laughing. Ahah! I remember now. It looks like something I drew before because it was the Same Person. Actually, two Very Different Drawings ~ of the Same Person. I found the front-view photo in a different post on my website. Apparently I drew the Same Person at two different Events.

always a Happy Experience

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I like to draw

Posted Feb 2020

Getting back to Basics. Today I drew some Caricatures in my Basic Style. Yep ~ I still got it. I used random reference photos from this website.

The first two went as easily as expected. Front view Caricatures. One woman and one man. I didn't need a predraw for either of them.

The 4th one ~ also easy for me. Barely the simplest placement lines for a predraw for this 3/4 view baby.

But the 3rd one. Oy. The one on which I imposed cross-eyes onto the girl. You can't tell here, because I'm only posting the finished one, but I actually tried this one Several times. Just couldn't get it. Needed to be almost Completely Predrawn before inking. I don't know if the problem was caused by this particular look being difficult for me, or if it was caused by my own mind. me. what was going on in my head when I approached it. I hope that by writing about it here, I will keep my eye out for similar type faces to see how I might handle it easier.

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I have arrived. I have arrived to the Future.

Posted Jan 2020

Digital Caricature Event. Fantastic! Fun people, comfortable venue. And I really felt comfortable with my Digital Equipment. I felt able to make some Wild Exaggerations and I felt like I could use all sorts of Digital tools ~ my Artwork is Current. Up to date. Modern.

And I love what's available to me with this equipment. I used Procreate.

Here are some of the Digital Caricatures that I drew. Actually, it's from two Different Parties. Feels like I'm in a Whirlwind of Celebrations! This is Fun!

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