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Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

Posted Nov 2018

Here is a picture of me with a Guest at last year's Thanksgiving Event. Big companies have very comfortable Parade Viewing Events ~ Indoors.

In order to get there on time, I had to Wake UUUUUuuup when I would usually be Going to sleep.

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The Big Thing This Year

Posted Dec 2015

Digital Caricatures are all the rage. I've been called more and more for them this Year. Happy New Year!

Has a completely different energy at the Party.
When I'm drawing Caricatures on Paper, there's more laughter and hoo-hah. More wild.
But when I'm drawing Digital Caricatures on my IPad, it's more laid back. More relaxing for both the Guests as well as for the Artist.

It's good to know that when you're planning your Party. Like ~ what sort of experience to you want to create for your Guests ~ Wild and Loud? Then order Caricatures that are drawn directly onto Large Paper.

Relaxed and Modern? Then order Digital Caricatures ~ which are drawn on the IPad and then printed up right at the Party onto Super Glossy Paper.

Here are Samples of some of the Digital Caricatures that I created at this year's Thanksgiving Day Party. As usual, I spent Thanksgiving morning drawing at an Upscale Event that was overlooking the Macy Day Parade.

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Thanksgiving 2013

Posted Nov 2013

Hi ! I feel amazed that i am actually getting pictures of this year's Thanksgiving event posted so soon. It usually takes me weeks (or even longer) to get around to posting pictures. Chagrinned about that, but I actually feel fine about having so many jobs that i don't have time to post immediately after each one. Artwork and Parties are Happy Parts of Life.

This was an Upscale Parade-Viewing Party overlooking Columbus Circle in Manhattan. Starting at 8 am. That's 8:00 IN THE MORNING! I imagined that these people might not be ready for too much Wild Exaggerations so early, so I had pulled back on that. But the boy in the following picture was excited and running to the window to see his Favorite Balloon and just, well, happily animated. So I brought in just a little more exaggeration, and he was amazed. Kept coming back to let me know that he was extra thrilled with his picture. That's such a good age. Young teen boys are particularly looking for Fun

But here I was confronted with a different situation. The baby in the stroller was still sleeping. But the parents wanted the picture to include him with his eyes open. Ummm, how am I supposed to know what that would look like?? So the Father gave me a photo from his phone to work from. Quite a challenge for me ~ keeps my life interesting. Because I have to be 'in the Zone' to do my Artwork. And that's a different Zone for drawing Live than for drawing from photos. And in this case, I not only had to switch Zones, but I had to incorporate the Live Drawing Approach with the Introverted Photo Drawing Approach in the Same Picture! Oh meeting the guests' requests is exciting for me.

Some more people at this early morning Party:

Oh this woman made me laugh. Of course, I have to draw my own pictures. I have to draw what I see, what I notice. But in this case, the guest stepped up to me and said 'Well, I guess you notice that I am very pregnant. Maybe you can include that in the picture'. Oh, I had to laugh. I had to draw My experience of the moment. Made this skinny joke-type picture to describe my reaction to what the guest said. Because I only noticed that she was pregnant at all when she pointed it out to me. Not only was her pregnant shape minimal, but it was much lower than my 'line of vision'. I'm a bit tall, so I don't usually notice bellies that are 'way down there'. Primarily drawing Face-Only, I'm focused on the Face

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Thanks!

Posted Jan 2012

I don't know what's with me these days ~ I used to quietly take things like this, and just appreciate, just feel oh good ~

But now I feel like posting them ~ Like letting you know how kind some of my clients are ~

The client who handed me this lovely oh so nice to get it I feel like such a blessed woman along with a niiiice tip and a Whole Cake....... Well, my heart happies up to remember him I covered up the name he signed to protect his privacy

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