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It's the Journey ~ Not the destination. With Good Sight-Seeing along the Way

Posted 5 days ago

So let's see where all this lip studying has brought me. I drew this Caricature tonight based on a random photo.

I see improvement caused by the studies from last night. I like the line quality and understanding.

But I do have to say that I paused, and gave it extra time to concentrate on applying my studies. Just a few moments, but it feels like I wouldn't allow that extra time to myself at an Event.

I figure that if I practice it enough in my Studio, it will come out automatically when I'm hired to draw at Parties.

then...... I printed out several copieS of this linework, and I imagined different types of lighting onto them

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Getting Ready to Draw'm Funny

Posted Aug 2019

Im warming up for my next booked Caricature Event. Client wants me to draw'm Funny. So I drew this Caricature based on a reference photo from my blog. No predraw.

My first attempt tonight ~ oops ~ looking too young. Quickly got rid of it and started again. Very pleased with what I drew, but I started wasting time, getting too fussy, when I started adding a print from his shirt. Good thing I caught myself ~ that isn't a good idea at Parties where I'm expected to produce and mooove. So I quickly got the gist of it and switched to the big pink flower.

BTW, the Caricature that I actually drew at a Party can be seen at the blog post https://caricatureexpress.com/happy-people

It was plenty funny enough. But just because I drew something Funny 3 years ago, doesn't mean I can draw something Funny in a few days from now. Unless I do my warm-ups. So now I'm feeling comfortable about the upcoming Event. In the Zone.

And then I felt like drawing them again. Even more exaggerated. Because I was still in the Zone when I tried to get to sleep

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I can visualize 3/4 view even if I'm shown Front View

Posted Jan 2019

It's hard to do, but I can do it.

Tonight I wanted to hone my clarification between Tame Caricatures and Exaggerated Caricatures. I'm really developing a very good ability to control this. I set out to draw Tame Caricatures, and they stayed that way. I drew Tame Caricatures. Based on some Photos that I had taken at Events.

But they were all Front Views. When we're involved with people, they have a habit of turning straight toward us. I wondered if I could draw 3/4 view Caricatures even if a person was looking directly at me. It's hard ~ takes a little more time and effort if the Guest doesn't sit in 3/4 view when I want to draw 3/4 view. But I can do it!

Hmmm..... Sometimes the Caricature looks better in the Front View, and sometimes it looks better in the 3/4 View. I feel like the best way to use this skill (if I have the nerve to do it at a Party) ~ is to choose the easiest way to get a good Caricature. I would only choose to draw a Different View than the one that I actually see ~ If I don't feel like the Front View has anything interesting in it. Or if I'm getting tired of drawing Front Views.

I'll frequently make Changes at intervals throughout the Event to keep myself interested. Because if the Artist isn't interested in what she's drawing, usually nobody else will be either. This could be just one more of the many different things that I change up when needed.

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at the Firehouse

Posted Dec 2018

This guy was such a pleasure. And so ready to have fun. We were all having fun at this Party ~ So many good pictures. But this is all I have time to Post at the moment

Event Entertainment for PARTY PLANNING Ideas in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com