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Raven's Home

Posted Sep 2017

I like to watch the Disney Channel. And I usually have a pen and paper nearby while I'm watching.

I like the Line-Work that I did while watching Raven's Home. Here's one I drew of Nia:

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I really liked these kids

Posted Apr 2014

Working at a Youth Center. The kids came in for a Special Program after School. They enjoyed their Caricatures.

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Learning Art ~ Advanced

Posted Oct 2013

Here are three pictures that I drew from the same one face that I just found on the web. They are all usable. They are all correct. But one is better than another. The first one shows

a caricature

the answers, but not very good. You'll see what the boy looks like. Pink cheeks, big lower lip, long hair covering big sad eyes, etc. The picture could be used as a cartoon. But it's so simple. Not hightly evolved. A little stiff. Not expressive enough:

The second one is much better. The hair still covers the eyes ~ I thought I wanted to emphasize that for this boy. The pinkness of his very pink cheeks doesn't get lost. The mouth is saying more. I might have been satisfied with it. But I thought it needed a little background. Added in that shape behind his head, and eeeks, whatever I was doing was ruined:

The third one is the good one. Useable. Looks even better in person. Because here I made a very important decision. Yes, the boy had long bangs which I could choose to emphasize by making them even longer to cover his eyes. The long bangs was the first thing I had noticed, and that is a valid Caricature choice. For some faces. But in this case, it was not a good idea to make the bangs so long that they covered the eyes. Because the big round eyes was a very important part of what I was seeing on this boy's expression. (I am called Caricature Express.) So I showed the large amount of hair, made it big, but did not place it in such as way as to cover the eyes. Certainly Not to say that we must never cover the eyes with the hair, but in this case, it didn't work well enough. The third picture is the best one:

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Style Change

Posted Sep 2013

It's been a long journey, but I feel like I finally settled on my New Style of Caricatures. I drew these in my time off ~ with some old dried out Chartpak that I had here. And a few Color Sticks.

I think of this style as 3D. I refer to my old style as Cartoony. One is not better than the other. They are just Different.

My new 3D style isn't as difficult for me to do. It uses the same interpretive skills as my Cartoony style. and I can draw my vision directly, without extra steps. And I feel like more customers would be more impressed with the 3D style. So why not relax and really Enjoy doing my work ~ I hope it feels this easy when I'm drawing in person at an event.

BTW, I surfed the web to find pictures of faces for my reference photos. The first picture here was one of those Wow experiences for me. Because i felt like it was the very face that had super-intrigued me when I was a child ~ on the cover of a National Geographic Magazine. I had kept that magazine around for years because of those haunting eyes. And then, here, out of the blue, it was looking right at me again. Never read the article, though. I just looked at the cover of the magazine for many years.

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