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Post 6473

Posted Feb 2019

Huh ~ Makes me wonder why I keep studying/practicing. My previous Party Caricatures were fine.

I had thousands of emails piled up here. Today I tried to clear some away to clear up Space on my Computer. Glad I noticed at least One email that had some interesting Pictures. Opened it, and found four Caricatures of Women that I had drawn at a Party back in 2015. That's 4 Years ago. It was quite fine. I particularly like the way I indicated the woman's body in the Black/White one ~ the body just showed up by (default?).

I booked a last-minute Event just a couple of hours ago. To draw at a Party of Teenage Boys. Just to keep my Zone, I decided to draw some teenage boys. So I Googled it and found a random photo of 4 teenage boys to use as reference. I quickly drew them ~ because it's almost 3am, and I want to go to sleep.

Looking. At first I wondered ~ Is it any better than the ones I drew 4 Years ago? It is more Active. But is that Better? Or just Different. I draw differently every day.

Then I realized that it's like going to the gym. Just because I Can do it, doesn't mean that I don't have to do it regularly to 'stay in shape'.

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An unending supply of ideas

Posted Feb 2019

Getting back into my regular Exaggerated Caricatures tonight. Staying afloat.

I randomly chose a couple of photographs from my website to use as Reference material. Turned out that I could still come up with something else ~ even though I felt like I had drawn Perfect Caricatures at the Parties.

I'm wondering if there's an unending amount of different things we can do for each face. An unending amount of different decisions we can make each time. We're affected by different things that we see when we're drawing live, and we're affected by different things going on in our studies when we're drawing on our time off.

The people didn't look any different tonight, but I was able to come up with different ideas since I wanted to draw something different. I was probably affected by the desire to please the Guests when I was drawing at the Party. And I was probably affected by my current interest in drawing the weights of objects lately. I didn't set out to do that. But I think that's what I'm seeing in my drawings for the past few days

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Party Memories

Posted Feb 2019

When I look through the Thousands of Photos that I haven't had time to post here yet, I can still remember the Parties where I drew them. Even though I go to several Parties every week. Even though I may have only been with these people for 5 or 10 minutes. Our interactions still affect me.

I'll post one of them now. I drew this Caricature several Years ago. At a House Party. I was drawing in the Living Room. Practically everybody in this Family was Blonde and So Beautiful ~ and I felt very comfortable with them. I figure that if I can remember the Party when I see the Caricatures, for sure Party Guests remember the Event when they see (or display) the Caricatures. Good times:

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I'm not a machine

Posted Feb 2019

I'm not a machine. I can't just switch between this type of Art and that type of Art. I can't just say, "Now I'm going to draw an Exaggerated Caricature. And then I'm going to draw a Simplified Caricature." This is a feeling, an Art ~ not a Craft with rules to follow.

I really loved my Exaggerated Caricatures. It was so much Fun ~ for me as well as for the Cool Guests at the Parties. I admire Artists who draw in an Exaggerated Style. I don't like dinky Caricatures, but I do also admire Artists who draw in a Simplified Style. So I felt compelled to figure out that Simplified Style earlier this week. I did very well with that.

But my Client for tonight's Party surprised me. She's making a Party for 12-year-old Girls, and she actually said to me: "I don't know how to say this, but you know sometimes they draw well you know, but I want happy pictures with Color yes with Color that you know like Fun Pictures Not Boring."

"You found the right Artist", I happily said like yeah ~ This is what I like to hear! ...... I felt totally surprised because this isn't what I usually experience at 12-year-old Girl's Events..........

So I took a moment to get back in to my Exaggerated approach for drawing Caricatures, and I felt oh surprised. It's just been a few days now that I've been using my new Simplified Style, and I couldn't jump right back into my previous Exaggerated Style.

The First Picture posted here was my first attempt at drawing a 12-year-old Girl from a random photo that I found online. With my Exaggerated Style. Oh that's awful. That's not it. I've got to loosen up.......

So I drew a 2nd Caricature ~ ~ that one looked the most like the girl. But it was more in the Simplified Style that I had just developed earlier this week......

I was working from a Side-View Photo. Then I remembered that I had been Turning Front View Pictures in my mind to draw them 3/4 view ~ so I decided to do that with this Side-View Photo ~ this is Not easy to do. So the 3rd Caricature that I'm posting here was turned in my mind to be a 3/4 view. But it still wasn't Exaggerated enough. I'm still doing the Same Thing. The Simplified Style I switched to earlier this week. ......

About to post the pictures here, when I said 'I can do this. Just go for it. And I drew the 4th picture. It is more Exaggerated, but not enough. I know what to do. I know what to do. Let me do it again......

But I have to wake up in 2 hours for my first Event of the day.

I'm glad I'll have several Hours after my Early Morning Event before drawing at the Exaggerated 12-year-old Girl's Party.

I know just what to do. But I'll feel better if I do it right Before I get to the Party

Follow Up: I did it! No time to Color it ~ I got to get out to this Party. But I'm back. Back into Exaggerations. Perfect!

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