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Mermaids & Mermen

Posted 5 days ago

My next scheduled Event is to draw Caricatures as though they were Mermaids and Mermen. Giving some thought to it ahead of time ~ the first thing I did was to loosely copy the Reference picture that my Client gave me ~ He wants them to look like that. Then I made my first attempt at applying it ~ to a random face I found online:

Nice. But I was feeling like I could have chosen better Proportions my own first pass at making one of these things. So I redrew it. Yes ~ I liked that. So I decided to play around with proportions some more and the next one (with the yellow background) became a little difficult for me to pull off ~ lol ~ you really wouldn't see much difference in the proportions, but it really did affect my internal concept.

Once again, I would expect that I would become more facile with it if I get more chances to draw them this way. It's more like a 'monster' ~ aka sea Creature. Not really necessary ~ the proportions of the first one that follows is fine. But I can probably mix it up a bit when I'm At the Event. Something I'll be able to play with. And that is what drawing is about, isn't it:

Hmmmm... now that I see my first 4 studies, I'm seeing that the Simpler ones that are mostly just Lines (without the Color) have a cleaner impact. I might go that route more. It's a good thing when I can preplan (if my Clients let me make my own decisions about things like whether or not to Color). I'd rather figure it out Before the Event than after.

Then I turned my attention to my Client's Reference picture of a Mermaid. Since I haven't had much dealings with either Mermaids Or Mermen, I really had to depend on what other people tell me they look like (Actually, I've Never met one in person). I simplified and drew the reference picture, and I got the idea. Then I made my own Mermaid based on a random Face that I found online.

Oh this one is getting Funny already ~ and I'm not even At the Event yet. Happy to be me ~ no matter what I'm drawing. Art is for Fun

Okay okay. Time to get real. People at Events like the Entertainment Art to keep moving. Gotta draw what is There ~ At the Party. So I'll just have a little time to add just what's needed to make them look like Mermen and Mermaids.

Practiced that tonight using random photos of faces that I found online. And while I was at it, I kept the exaggerations Small ~ because my Client at one of my other upcoming Events told me "all the 12-year-old girls and Pretty, and she wants me to draw them that way." Uh-oh. I'm hoping I'll be able to get some 3/4 views of the Girls.

~ and maybe I'll still get time to practice more exaggerations for the Mermaid/Mermen Faces ( the body/scene has to be similar to my Client's request).

When Clients ask me to draw other things besides What I See right in front of me, like at this upcoming Event where I'm supposed to draw everyone as Mermaids and Mermen, I start feeling like an Illustrator. Even though I was hired to draw Caricatures. So I tried to get it back into the Caricature thingy tonight.

I drew this practice Caricature. I feel happy with the picture, but I spent too long on it ~ because of all the details in the Hair. I would probably have to pull back on that part at the Event ~

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

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Ugly Sweater Party

Posted Dec 2018

and Caricature Fun ~

It was a Party for the Staff at a Senior Home. They got really involved with it.

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Calligraphy Entertainment

Posted Nov 2018

Lately people have been requesting Either Calligraphy Or Graffiti when they order my CALLIGRAPHY/GRAFFITI NAMES/WORDS. Turns out that it feels sooo much better to stick to One Style at a Time and it's sooo much better for the Party. Gives the Party a Style too. Either Elegant Calligraphy like this. Or Streetlike Graffiti.

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

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Post 6363

Posted Oct 2018

Getting ready to draw Caricatures at a Big Festival in Southampton this Saturday. To warm up, I decided to draw a new Caricature based on a Reaction Photo that I posted at this website recently. Without looking at the Caricature I had quickly drawn at the Party that day. So I could make sense out of this unique expression.

https://caricatureexpress.com/entertaining-at-the-assisted-living-facility

Hmmmm.... I see that the outside corners of the lower lip could be narrower than the inside corners of the upper lip in this case. At the usual double-bubble of the muscles of the lower lip were replaced with only One bigger sphere.

BTW ~ I was only using the Pink Paper for This Caricature because it was a Scrap Paper that I had here at my desk.

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

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