Tag: group Caricature 4 posts

Staying Easy

Posted 13 days ago

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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All Together Now

Posted Dec 2016

It's easier for an Artist to draw one Caricature on a page, but I feel glad to draw Couples or Groups when requested. It helps solidify the connectedness for Family and Friends. And the pictures can turn out to be Such Fun!

In this case, the party lighting was Dark. It all felt great:

Note: Of course, it takes 2ce and long to draw 2 people as to draw one person ~ whether on separate papers or on the same paper. And when drawing them on the same paper, I need them both there the whole time ~ because I have to relate them to each other in the composition. Working back and forth.

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Bridal Shower

Posted Apr 2016

Such a lovely event. Small Party in an upscale NYC apartment, and all I had to do was draw 8 people in one large Caricature. 22" x 28".

This is for me. We all Enjoyed. I can't think of any better way to spend my evening than Drawing like this.

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Group Caricature coming up

Posted Apr 2016

I was hired to draw 8 people on one large Paper at a Bridal Shower. Haven't done that in a while, so I decided to practice it tonight.

I picked a few photos at random from my blog ~ just the first few photos I came across that might look like they're the same age as the women that I will be drawing at the Shower.

Didn't finish this picture, but I feel confident that I will be able to handle the event.

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