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Ahhhhaha

Posted Feb 2020

Aaaaaahhh. Or should I say Ahhhhaha . . .

I made an Easy Pleasant Caricature drawing today. Exaggerated.

and then..... Ah ah ah. I drew it again. I've recently been feeling shackled by the requirement of eyes, nose, mouth ~ so it felt good to break away from that

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Staying Easy

Posted Feb 2020

Easy-going. Easy does it.

I work so hard. I never scrimp on Quality. So when I'm asked to draw more than one person in a picture during a Party, I've been feeling like I have to give the situation the intense focus that it needs to coordinate everyone's faces together. I feel it as an intense pressure. Intense physical pressure out to every cell of my body. Intense brain pressure focusing In onto this one project. And I have to hide it. To keep the Party Attitude. To look and act light and easy even though I'm feeling such Pressure.

So here I am in my Studio ~ just focusing on how to Simplify my approach. Only for those times when it's just not reasonable to give it so much intensity. These are Party Drawings. Supposed to be light and easy fun. For references, I used random photos taken from all over this blog.

My first attempt was to just draw simple basic Caricatures ~ one at a time ~ Not bothering to determine ahead of time how the Faces will fit together. In other words, giving up what makes me Special.

I ended up sticking in the faces whereever I could. It could work. I feel like people would be pleased with it. But I have to do better than that. I would Not cut back on my hard work if this is how the Group Caricature would turn out. I don't feel like it's enough Quality:

So then I imposed just a little bit of placement planning onto the Composition. I would usually figure out at this point how the individual shapes would all fit together, but I didn't do that this time. In order to Simplify my focus. I just predrew an Oval for each placement, and then I did my Simple Linework Basic Caricature. And I trusted that I would be able to coordinate it all together into one cohesive picture before it was all finished.

And I feel really pleased with it. Not as wildly Ze-Ahrt that I could do if everyone cooperated for as long as I want while I seriously FOcus, but still a happy fun cohesive picture of the people all together. And that's what they want at a Party. Light and easy and fun

And then I was getting tired. It's literally time to go to sleeep.

I figure this is a good time to see how quickly I can draw a 5 person Caricature.

Oh. This took me almost 25 minutes ~ even though I did it with No thinking, No predrawing, No shading. Not bad ~ it is more than 10 Faces per hour. But perhaps I can develop a way to do it even Faster. Some other time. hmmmmm

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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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Art should be Fun, Alison

Posted Feb 2020

Today I figured that I would draw Caricatures of the same reference photos that I have been using for several days now. I wanted to approach them differently today. Today I planned on doing some really slick line-work. Graceful.

But it turned out that probably the only way I could do that would be to go back to one of my previous drawings, and impose the linework onto that. But which one? Which version to impose the linework onto? I should have just picked one, but I didn't do that. What I did instead was to pay more attention to my Line Quality while coming up with a new Caricature.

It felt like all I ended up doing was slow.....thinking.....?.......or not?....... just dreaming?.....I don't feel like I'm Here. It felt like I was wasting my time. This is what I ended up with. For the first attempt. Not what I set out to do.

Then I didn't like focusing on graceful linework. Since this exercise was not working for that. So I decided to turn my attention to Colors for the 2nd Caricature.

Through all these different Caricature styles that I have been posting for the past few days, I'm still feeling like my First Basic Approach is the best. Maybe because that's what I'm most accustomed to doing.

I hope. I hope I still remember how to do that after all these forays into other styles. I want to feel Happy.

Or the 2nd Style. I'm still back to the same conundrum I always face when I get to Parties. Whether to use My Basic Style or My Exaggerated Style. It is taking a chance ~ like aka one of the Exaggerated Caricatures came out better than the other Exaggerated Caricature. Buy hey ~ if you can't take chances with your Artwork, you're probably plodding through a very dull life.

So I'll go back to drawing whichever one I feel like at Parties ~ taking Guest's Requests into consideration, of course. Drawing Party Caricatures is like a Conversation. Between the Artist and the Guests

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